Bangladesh bans facebook after Pakistan

Written by: Gaurav
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Dhaka, May 30: It seems Bangladesh is following the footsteps of Pakistan as they have also banned the Social networking website Facebook for hosting controversial pages featuring religious caricatures of Prophet Mohammed and "obnoxious" images of the country's leaders.

Though no official announcement was made yet on the decision but the Daily Star newspaper quoted Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission official saying the reason for blocking the site is the posting of some anti-religious and porn links by users across the globe.

The official added, "We have blocked all access to Facebook temporarily.It was done in line with a decision of government high-ups,"the official further said, some users had posted anti-Islamic content about Prophet Mohammed, which the government took seriously.

Leaders of several Islamic groups have demanded a ban on the networking website for posting of materials which is objectionable while it hurts Muslim sentiments.

Meanwhile in another development several university students have come down on streets to protest against the Facebook ban imposed by the government.

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