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Pakistani court lifts ban on Facebook; Bangladesh blocks it

The Bangladesh government has blocked access to Facebook because a page on the social networking site was encouraging users to post images of Islam’s Prophet Muhammad. In the meanwhile, Lahore High Court in Pakistani has lifted a ban on Facebook after the social networking website removed the controversial page.

The Bangladesh government has blocked access to Facebook because a page on the social networking site was encouraging users to post images of Islam’s Prophet Muhammad. In the meanwhile, Lahore High Court in Pakistani has lifted a ban on Facebook after the social networking website removed the controversial page.

Najibullah Malik, secretary, information technology ministry, the government of Pakistan, has said that government officials are still waiting for a written court order before they advise internet service providers to restore access to Facebook. Malik has also informed that Facebook has apologized for the controversial page, which was offensive to many Muslims who regard depictions of the prophet as blasphemous.

Recently, it was reported that Facebook had blocked in India the controversial ‘Everybody draw Mohammed Day!’ page following protests by Muslims in the country. “We have not removed the page from Facebook, but have only restricted access to it from India,” a spokeswoman for Facebook said. But while writing this story the controversial page could still be accessed from India.

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