On the morning of March 18, 2023, Indian authorities launched a militarized security operation to arrest Sikh leader, Bhai Amritpal Singh. Citing a threat to "public order by incitement to violence" internet services have been suspended across Punjab, and Section 144 of the Indian Code of Criminal Procedure has been invoked to criminalize the gathering of four or more people.
The Silencing of Sikh Dissent
Social media platforms are crucial tools for communication, activism, and information dissemination in the digital era. However, political pressures can lead to the suppression of dissenting voices, as seen in India's current situation.