Earlier today, the twitter handle of Sikh Press Association posted that the 1984SikhGenocide.org website has been banned on Twitter.
We are deeply concerned about @Twitter's censorship of the 1984 Sikh Genocide.
An immediate explanation for this block is required from @TwitterSupport.
The trauma of 1984 lives to this day, and Sikhs around the world still wait for justice. https://t.co/0M29hlo2Vn
— WSO (@WorldSikhOrg) October 28, 2018
1984SikhGenocide.org website is run by US-based group, Sikhs For Justice (SFJ), an organization which is looking to hold a referendum in 2020 to obtain the independence of Punjab from India.
Sikhs For Justice are aware of the ban imposed by the Twitter.
“We’ve been made aware a Sikh website on #1984SikhGenocide has been blocked by Twitter,” said SFJ.
However, they are not known to the reasons behind it.
Several SFJ pages have been banned on Facebook also.
The 34th anniversary of the 1984 Sikh Genocide will be marked this year.
Thousands of Sikhs were massacred during the government-sponsored massacres of Sikhs in New Delhi, the capital of India, and other cities across India.
“Yes, It’s a Genocide” campaign had been launched by Sikhs For Justice to bring awareness of the anti-Sikh pogroms.
As per reports from the Google site, the 1984SikhGenocide website is safe for browsing.