Google play - the official app store for Android apps on Google is facing the wrath of social media users after the app “2020 Sikh Referendum” was made available for download by users.
Social media users were miffed after coming across the app, listed on the Play Store as already having more than 1,000 downloads, and slammed the tech giant for allowing the radical extremist movement to be on its platform.
The free app asks its members to join their team 2020 for a “Punjab Independence Referendum”, with 27 countries, including the UK, US, Canada, Australia, and Pakistan, listed amongst others.
Several people have called it anti-India propaganda, while urging others to report it as “inappropriate” to have it taken down.
Now, Anti India propaganda 'Khalistan' is on Google Play Store.— Neha Sharma 🇮🇳 (@karmabhumi_) November 7, 2019
How can Google Play, Google Play Dev allow Radicalization on its platform?
Is @NIA_India aware of it?
This '2020 Sikh Referendum' app is radicalizing youth for Khalistan against India pic.twitter.com/ZzvUxewUFu
This anti India '2020 Sikh Referendum' app is radicalizing youth for Khalistan against India— Paritosh Vyas (@paritosh2608) November 7, 2019
Link: https://t.co/vFSczgtwsy pic.twitter.com/ESaGrWzHkQ
*Click the 3 dots and mark as inappropriate to take it down.*
*Click on hateful or abusive content.*
@GooglePlay please remove 2020 sikh referendum app this is false propaganda against india.— Rahul singh (@HinduRahulhind) November 7, 2019
There is a #App on #Google #Playstore for #Khalistan_by_2020. Please #report it to #Google and inform. Govt who can at top level.— Dev Karlekar (@DevKarlekar) November 7, 2019
Kindly go this pro Khalistan App in #Google #Store, click on the 3 #Dots... https://t.co/6uhkAA2dHw
Google is ITCHING to be kicked out of INDIA !! It seems to be dancing to the tunes of the worlds largest terror exporter and grey-listed country PAKISTAN !!— 🇮🇳Sanghi Chanakya🇮🇳 (@Chanakya_Says) November 7, 2019
Now, Anti India propaganda 'Khalistan' is on Google Play Store.— Anshul Saxena (@AskAnshul) November 6, 2019
How can @GooglePlay, @GooglePlayDev allow Radicalization on its platform?
Is @NIA_India aware of it?
This '2020 Sikh Referendum' app is radicalizing youth for Khalistan against India
Link: https://t.co/bpt7k4ghv3 pic.twitter.com/epajqZ7g1z
India’s Union Cabinet on 17 July 2019 banned "Sikhs for Justice", the separatist group, on the grounds of secessionism and carrying out alleged anti-national activities.
Recently, literature on Ghazwa-e-Hind, translated as “Holy War Against India” was also made available on Play Store. It is a term allegedly mentioned in an Islamic book saying that India will be conquered by Islamic forces.