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Centre foils SFJ's bid, blocks 'Referendum 2020' portal

Jul 05, 2020 22:06 IST

India has blocked the Russian portal which was used by banned pro-Khalistan group Sikhs For Justice for online voter registration for 'Referendum 2020' to demand Khalistan, which seeks a separate homeland for the Sikhs. The group had appealed to Punjab residents aged 18 or above from any religion as well as the Sikhs living anywhere else in India to register their votes for participation in the Referendum and claimed to have distributed 10,000 voter registration forms throughout the state in a day. The secessionist group chose July 4 to launch the campaign in memory of Sikhs killed during the 1955 attack at Darbar Sahib. The Hindustan Times reported that the Centre on Sunday blocked 40 websites linked to Sikhs for Justice. 

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