This article was last updated on March 27, 2023
Indian government using facial recognition technology to identify Khalistani supporters
In recent years, the Indian government has been increasingly using facial recognition technology to identify individuals who may be involved in various forms of criminal activity. One such area where this technology is being utilized is in identifying Khalistani supporters.
Khalistan is a separatist movement that seeks to create a separate state for the Sikh community in India. The movement originated in the 1970s, and has been associated with acts of terrorism and violence. In recent years, the movement has seen a resurgence, and there have been reports of Khalistani supporters engaging in protests and other activities that the Indian government considers to be unlawful.
Facial recognition technology is being used by the Indian government to identify Khalistani supporters who may be involved in such activities. The technology works by analyzing images and videos of individuals, and then comparing them to a database of known Khalistani supporters. If a match is found, the individual can be flagged as a potential security threat.
There are concerns, however, about the use of facial recognition technology in this context. One concern is that the technology may not be accurate enough to correctly identify individuals. There have been reports of the technology making mistakes, and flagging innocent individuals as potential threats. This can lead to innocent people being harassed or detained by law enforcement agencies.
Another concern is that the use of facial recognition technology raises issues around privacy and civil liberties. There are worries that the technology could be used to monitor individuals in a manner that infringes upon their rights. There are also concerns that the technology could be used to discriminate against certain groups of people, such as individuals who belong to minority communities.
In conclusion, by using facial recognition technology Indian government will identify Khalistani supporters and will use the database to ban Khalistani supporters from entering India.