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Govt blocks apps, website, social media accounts linked to banned organisation Sikhs For Justice

The channel attempted to use online media to disturb public order during the ongoing Assembly elections in five states, a statemet from Ministry of Information and Broadcasting said .

India TV News Desk Edited by: India TV News Desk New Delhi Updated on: February 22, 2022 12:56 IST
Govt blocks Sikhs For Justice apps, website, social media
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Govt blocks Sikhs For Justice apps, website, social media accounts.

Highlights

  • I&B Ministry uses emergency power to block Sikhs for Justice channel
  • Channel was attempting to use online media to disturb public order during ongoing state elections
  • Launch of new apps, social media accounts was timed to gain traction during ongoing polls

The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has ordered blocking of apps, website, and social media accounts of foreign-based 'Punjab Politics TV' having close links with Sikhs For Justice (SFJ), an organisation that has been declared unlawful under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967.

Relying on intelligence inputs that the channel was attempting to use online media to disturb public order during the ongoing State Assembly Elections, the Ministry used emergency powers under the IT Rules to block the digital media resources of 'Punjab Politics TV'.

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The contents of the blocked apps, website, and social media accounts had the potential to incite communal disharmony and separatism; and were found to be detrimental to the sovereignty and integrity of India, security of the State, and public order, the Ministry said in a statement. 

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Ministry of Information and Broadcasting orders blocking of apps, website and social media accounts linked to banned organization Sikhs For Justice.

It was also observed that the launch of new apps and social media accounts was timed to gain traction during the ongoing elections, it added.

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Ministry of Information and Broadcasting orders blocking of apps, website and social media accounts linked to banned organization Sikhs For Justice.

The Government has said that it remains vigilant and committed to secure the overall information environment in India and thwart any actions having the potential to undermine country's sovereignty and integrity.

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