The Twitter account of Khalsa Aid founder Ravi Singh Khalsa was on Saturday banned in India. His account was “withheld” in response to a legal demand.
Ravi Singh shared the screenshot of his Twitter account on his Facebook profile and said, “This is real face of democracy under the BJP. Banning of Sikh social media accounts won’t stop us from raising our voices. We will only get louder!”
Khalsa Aid, which is know for running relief and humanitarian projects all over the world, had also come under the radar of Government of India during the farmer agitation in 2020 when some of its officials were sent notices by National Investigation Agency.
What Assembly Speaker say about ban Khalsa Aid founder Ravi Singh
Punjab Assembly speaker Kultar Singh Sandhwan also opposed Twitter’s move of banning the account.
Farmer leader Jagjit Singh Dhaliwal added, “We condemn this behaviour of the government and Twitter.”
Bollywood actress Richa Chadda tweeted, “The twitter account of Ravi Singh Khalsa from the global humanitarian organisation Khalsa Aid has been withheld in India. What is so scary about a charity organisation?”
How many accounts nan until now in Punjab
In June, the official page of Sanyukt Kisan Morcha was also banned in India. Another famous Punjabi Twitter account Tactor2Twitter was also banned last month. The new SYL song of Sidhu Moosewala was also banned in India from YouTube.
After the twitter account was blocked, Ravi Singh said that he won’t stop his humanitarian work in India.
Ravi Singh later said in a video, “Langar will continue. It will not be affected by the ban. Langar was started by Guru Nanak Dev. ji. Many Sikh accounts have been banned recently.”
About Khalsa Aid founder Ravi Singh
Aid is an international NGO with the aim to provide humanitarian aid in disaster areas and civil conflict zones around the world. The organization is based upon the Sikh principle of “Recognise the whole human race as one”.
Khalsa aid international response to Ukraine crisis
Initially, Khalsa Aid had a lot of calls from Indian students who were stuck in Ukraine and trying to flee to the borders. Khalsa Aid were also inundated with calls from the students’ parents in India asking for assistance with helping their children flee Ukraine, taking over 1500 calls in the first week alone.
Khalsa Aid also established contact with restaurant owners, volunteers, and transport companies to see what Khalsa Aid could do to assist. Through a local volunteer, Khalsa Aid helped provide hot food to the students as they fled.
Khalsa Aid Expand there operations to include medical aid, shelter and food provision. Within two days Khalsa Aid had set up a 24-hour langar provision, serving hot food (curry and rice, chips) to the refugees as they crossed the border. To the exhausted and hungry refugees, the hot food was a blessing and very much appreciated. read more
Khalsa aid also Partnership to fight the growing the hunger crisis in London
Khalsa Aid International (the largest UK Sikh humanitarian agency) has formed a partnership with The Felix Project to fight hunger in London. The donation to date has been used to buy 56 tonnes of fruit and vegetables, equivalent to 135,275 meals, for 256 charities and schools, serving people in need across 28 boroughs.
The news comes as The Felix Project (London’s largest food redistribution charity), faces challenges to obtaining surplus food supply due to ongoing UK-wide haulier issues. read more
WATER FOR AFRICA – MALAWI
Khalsa Aid has installed a further 23+ freshwater boreholes in Malawi. Malawi is recognised as one of the poorest countries in the world. The World Bank reported a national poverty rate of over 50% and extreme national poverty of over 20%.
The boreholes are installed in rural areas of Malawi, where the local population use rivers or shallow wells for their water. The World Health Organisation highlights that these sources of contaminated water are linked to transmission of diseases such as cholera, diarrhoea, dysentery, hepatitis A, typhoid and polio. Globally, over 800,000 people are estimated to die each year from diarrhoea due to unsafe drinking water, sanitation, and hand hygiene but diarrhoea is largely preventable. If these risk factors were addressed, this could prevent the death of 300,000 children aged under 5, each year.
When installing a borehole, the Khalsa Aid team will perform: a site assessment to understand the current water supply, the number of individuals impacted and the distance from the nearest safe water source. The team then oversees the drilling and pump construction to ensure that the local villagers are trained in basic maintenance. read more
And many more work in India as well but I don’t understand why Indian government hate Sikhs. there are many videos you can find on YouTube but I don’t if Indian Government can see those videos.