New Delhi: 40 websites linked to the banned organization Sikh for Justice (SFJ) have been banned by the government for supporting separatist activities. This information was given by the Ministry of Home Affairs on Sunday. The US-based Sikh for Justice (SFJ) is a pro-Khalistan group.
A spokesman of the Ministry of Home Affairs said, “The Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) is an unlawful organization under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA), 1967”. He started a campaign to register supporters for his cause. On the recommendation of the Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY) has issued orders to block 40 websites of SFJ under section 69A of Information Technology Act, 2000. ”
The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY) is the nodal agency for monitoring cyberspace in India. Last year, the Home Ministry banned SFJ for alleged anti-national activities. The SFJ had emphasized the Sikh referendum as part of its separatist agenda. Another official said that this organization openly supports the objective of Khalistan and in doing so, challenges India’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.