NEW YORK, USA—Earlier today, @SikhPA posted on Twitter that 1984SikhGenocide.org website has been banned on Twitter. Since then, many others have confirmed that the website link cannot be posted on Twitter.
1984SikhGenocide.org is operated by Sikhs For Justice, an organization based out of the United States that is looking to hold a referendum in 2020 to seek independence of Punjab from India. Sikh24 confirmed with Sikhs For Justice that they are aware of the ban imposed by Twitter recently. They, however, are not aware of the reasons behind the ban. Sikhs For Justice has had several of its paged banned on Facebook as well.
Following tweet was posted by @SikhPA –
*MUST SHARE NEWS -PLEASE RT*
We’ve been made aware a Sikh website on #1984SikhGenocide has been BLOCKED by Twitter.
Stopping www. 1984SikhGenocide. org from being posted is an attempt to silence Sikh activism through social media.
— SikhPressAssociation (@SikhPA) October 24, 2018
This year will mark the 34th anniversary of the 1984 Sikh Genocide. During the state-sponsored massacres of Sikhs in capital city New Delhi and other cities across India, thousands of Sikhs were massacred. Sikhs For Justice had launched the “Yes, It’s a Genocide” campaign to bring awareness of the anti-Sikh pogroms. The website was launched as a petition to President Barrack Obama in seeking justice for Sikh victims of state-sponsored terror in India.
Sikh24 has confirmed that shortcut URLs such as bit.ly/1984SikhGenocide can still be posted on Twitter, however, a warning message displays when visitors click on the URL.
Google Site Reports confirms that the 1984SikhGenocide website is, in fact, safe for browsing.
Meanwhile, users are have been asking Twitter to allow links to the 1984SikhGenocide.org website. You can post a tweet to Twitter by clicking here.