New Delhi: The official Twitter account of BBC News Punjabi was withheld in India amid a massive police crackdown on Amritpal Singh.
A message on BBC News Punjabi’s account writes, “account has been withheld in India in response to a legal demand.”
Earlier, over six YouTube channels promoting pro-Khalistan views were “blocked” at the request of the central government. These channels, run from abroad and presenting content in Punjabi, were trying to create a “crisis” in the border state, the Information and Broadcasting Ministry said.
Meanwhile, it is suspected that fugitive Khalistani leader Amritpal Singh may have fled the country to hide in Nepal. India has requested the Nepal Government not to allow ‘Waris Punjab De’ chief Amritpal Singh, to flee to a third country. The Nepal government was requested to arrest him if he attempts to escape using an Indian passport or any other fake passport.