On Saturday, India blocked the Twitter account of the founder of Khalsa Aid, Ravi Singh.
His account was allegedly “withheld” in response to a legal request from the Union administration, according to the article.
On his Facebook site, Singh posted a snapshot of his Twitter account and commented he is really sad of this response and criticize it.
After receiving alerts from the National Investigation Agency, Khalsa Aid, recognised for its humanitarian aid initiatives across the world, gained attention during the farmer demonstrations.
It was revealed that NGOs like “Khalsa Aid” and others were funded by Sikh for Justice (SFJ) and other pro-Khalistani organisations like Khalistan Zindabad Force, Babbar Khalsa International, and Khalistan Tiger Force during the farmers’ agitation against the three farm laws in Delhi in January and February.
Congressman Sukhpal Singh Khaira, who represents Punjab’s Bholath seat, criticised the choice.
“I strongly condemn blocking the twitter handle of @RaviSinghKA on the complaint of centre! This is a direct attack on d right to freedom of speech our fundamental right as per constitution. @RaviSinghKA & his org Khalsa Aid comes to rescue of needy across the world including India,” he tweeted.
Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi, a member of the British Labour Party, also spoke out in favour of Ravi Singh.
“The account of a humanitarian and human rights activist like @RaviSinghKA should not be withheld in India. He and Khalsa Aid have helped so many of those most in need – in the UK, India and around the world,” he said.