Khalistan movement: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

GoI blocks 40 websites supporting Khalistan group

On July 5, 2020, the Government of India blocked 40 websites that were linked to the Khalistan group. The websites linked to the campaign to register supporters to the Khalistan group. Highlights The Sikhs for Justice organization had launched a campaign to register supporters for its cause. The organization was declared unlawful by Government of ..

Individuals associated with Khalistan Movement declared as Terrorist under UAPA act

On July 1, 2020, the Union Home Ministry declared 9 individuals associated with Khalistan Movement as Terrorists. They were declared terrorists under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. Highlights The Government of India had amended the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 in August, 2019. According to the amendment, individuals shall be designated as terrorists. Prior to the ..

India’s ‘Iron Lady’ 102nd birth anniversary

This year on 19 November marks the 102nd birth anniversary of Indira Priyadarshini Gandhi. Popularly known as ‘Iron lady’ of India was born on 19 November 1917 in Uttar Pradesh’s Allahabad. She was elected in power 1966 and served as the first and only woman prime minister from January 1966 to March 1977 and again ..

Govt plans to set up joint counter operation centre in Punjab

The Central government is planning to set-up a joint counter operation centre in Punjab involving National Investigation Agency (NIA), external spy agency R&AW, counter-terror unit of Intelligence Bureau and Punjab Police. Why the Centre is mulling on the idea? The intelligence report with the Union Home Ministry hints at the Inter-Services Intelligence network’s nefarious design ..

Government of India bans Sikhs for Justice

The Union Ministry of Home has recently banned a US-based secessionist group – Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) for advocating secessionist and pro-Khalistani activities in India. The group was advocating an online campaign for Khalistan “Sikh Referendum 2020” to establish an independent and sovereign country in Punjab. a separate land for the Sikhs. Its founder Avtar ..