Saturday, March 04, 2006

Pakistan Blocks Websites Showing Cartoons.

According to Arab News website


ISLAMABAD, 4 March 2006 — The Supreme Court of Pakistan has ordered complete blocking of all websites that displayed caricatures depicting the Prophet Muhammad and directed the government to ensure the Internet providers strictly comply with the verdict of the highest court.
The verdict came in response to a petition filed by Dr. Imran.
The three-judge bench comprising Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry, Justice Faqir Muhammad Khokhar and Justice Mian Shakirullah Jan delivered the verdict.
The Supreme Court issued notices to Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) and Pakistan Telecommunication Authority as well as the attorney general of Pakistan to ensure that the blasphemous sites are blocked.
Meanwhile, a local lawyer, Iqbal Haider, lodged a criminal case with Secretariat Police Station against the editor-in-chief of Jyllands-Posten and the editor-in-chief of France’s Soir newspaper for publishing the blasphemous caricatures.
People in many Muslim countries have boycotted products from Denmark where the cartoons were first published

4 Comments:

At 2:31 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are they going to block free thinking and open minds as well??

 
At 11:41 PM , Blogger Bent El Neel said...

Anon:
They don't need to block free thinking and open minds...these were sadly murdered a long time ago in most of the Islamic world

 
At 3:34 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

You said it, bent el neel.

 
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