Amritsar-The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has despatched a authorized discover to X (previously Twitter), initiating motion in opposition to the social media platform over a faux/parody X account of the Sikh organisation. This authorized discover has been despatched by Advocate Amanbir Singh Siali, the authorized advisor of the group as per the choice of SGPC’s government assembly held on November 20, 2023.
Advocate Siali has acknowledged in his discover that spreading and inspiring hate propaganda in opposition to any faith or spiritual group by social media platforms like X underneath the coverage of parody accounts is a violation of the Indian Penal Code, Information Technology Act 2001 and Information Technology Rules 2021. He stated that this phenomenon is being finished to harm the spiritual emotions and religion of Sikhs. With this hate marketing campaign, mutual brotherhood can be being threatened within the society, so it must be stopped instantly, in any other case the SGPC won’t hesitate to take authorized motion in any respect ranges.
Giving details about this discover, SGPC secretary Partap Singh stated that the matter was raised to X social media platform when a faux/parody X account of SGPC, the constitutional physique of Sikhs, got here to gentle, however within the written communication, X refused to cease it. In a follow-up communication, X/Twitter described the parody account as a part of its coverage, after which the chief assembly presided over by SGPC President Harjinder Singh Dhami permitted authorized motion.
The SGPC secretary stated that on this faux/parody account, hate propaganda is being unfold in opposition to the Sikh group SGPC and the Sikh group, which can’t be tolerated. He stated that tarnishing the picture of the constitutional physique of Sikhs via this social media account will not be applicable in any manner. He stated that the SGPC has written to the Union and State governments a number of instances to take motion in opposition to such social media platforms, however this hate marketing campaign continues unabated. He additionally stated that it’s the responsibility of the governments to cease pre-planned hate propaganda in opposition to any faith however no sufficient steps are being taken to cease it. He stated that motion must be taken in opposition to the individuals who unfold conspiratorial propaganda in opposition to the SGPC and Sikhs.
Notably, the official X/Twitter deal with of SGPC is @SGPCAmritsar, whereas mischievous folks have created a faux/parody account @SGPCAmritsar_ and are constantly posting hateful posts in opposition to the group and Sikh group. The spiritual symbols included within the official emblem of SGPC have additionally been tampered with on this deal with.