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Wikipedia BLOCKED In Pakistan


Wikipedia BLOCKED In Pakistan

Pakistan’s media regulator has blocked Wikipedia services in the country for hurting Muslim sentiment by not removing purportedly blasphemous content from the site.

Critics denounced Islamabad’s action, saying it was a blow to digital rights.

Under Pakistan’s controversial blasphemy laws, anyone found guilty of insulting Islam or its figures can be sentenced to death, although the country has yet to carry out capital punishment for blasphemy

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But even allegations of the offence are often enough to provoke mob violence and even deadly attacks.

International and domestic rights groups have in the past said that accusations of blasphemy have often been used to intimidate religious minorities and settle personal scores.

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