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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Pakistan bans for 12 hour access to Twitter for "blasphemy"

Pakistan banned access to Twitter yesterday because of a material "blasphemous," said a Pakistani leader, and normal service was restored after 12 hours. The Government did not specify which users or messages led to the ban on the microblogging site or by which was again allowed to use so quickly.   Any depiction of the prophet Muhammad is considered anti-Islamic and blasphemous by Muslims, who constitute the overwhelming majority of the population in Pakistan. Pakistan blocked access to Facebook in May 2010 for about two weeks because people made ​​a drawing of Mohammed. Twitter, YouTube and about 1 000 other sites were also blocked by its alleged blasphemous content. The Association of Internet Service Providers in Pakistan said it had asked its members Twitter block indefinitely, but the government gave no reason.   Interior Minister, Rehman Malik, active user of Twitter, said on its website on Sunday night called on Prime Minister to end the ban. "I spoke with Prime Minister and informed him how you feel people before the ban. Prime Minister ordered the reopening of Twitter, "tweeted Malik. 

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