May 12, 2015 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
New York, NY: In yet another bid to contain Sikh diaspora activism, the Indian government has reportedly decided to block Facebook pages operated by Sikh diaspora groups. Indian govt. Has reportedly blocked another Facebook page operated by US based Sikh diaspora groups. This page titled as ‘June 84 Movement’, has little more than 9000 likes (followers).
Administrators of “June 84 Movement” (https://facebook.com/june84movement/) told Sikh Siyasat News (SSN) that their page is blocked in India.
“The page was created to share community updates and ‘awareness messages/information’. It was initially accessible in India also” a representative of June 1984 Movement told Sikh Siyasat News.
“But now the page is blocked in India” he added.
It is notable that Indian government has also blocked Facebook page of another US based groups named Sikhs for Justice (SFJ). SFJ is a human rights and advocacy group that had filed lawsuits against Indian politicians and government officials, including present Indian PM Narendra Modi, for their (alleged) involvement or connivence at “mass human rights abuses” and atrocities against minorities in India.
It is pertinent to mention here that the SFJ had organized massive protests against Indian PM Narendra Modi during his recent visit to Canada, but the news in this regard was totally blacked out by Indian media. After that it was found that the Facebook page of Sikhs For Justice was also blocked in India.
It is notable that these pages “Sikhs for Justice” and “June 84 Movement” are accessible outside India.
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