Access to 40 web sites run by SFJ blocked in India: Centre

Mukesh Ranjan
Tribune News Service
New Delhi, July 5

The central authorities stated on Sunday it has blocked almost 40 web sites it stated was being run and operated by the pro-Khalistan outfit Sikh For Justice (SFJ), which has been declared “unlawful organisation” below the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act 1967.

The spokesperson of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) stated the motion has been taken following the banned outfit launched a marketing campaign for registering supporters for its cause—referendum— 2020.

The official stated: “On the recommendation of the MHA, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has issued the orders under section 69 A of the IT Act, 2000, for blocking 40 websites of SFJ”.

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According to sources within the MeitY, the SFJ’s Facebook web page has already been blocked in India. They stated a discover was additionally served to SFJ by the ministry, which stated that it had been “reported to the department that the URL contained objectionable content”.

The web sites have been blocked below provision of part 69A of the IT Act, which empowers the federal government to dam public entry to any URL within the “interest of sovereignty and integrity of India”, the official stated.



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