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PTA that is known for blocking several sites with inappropriate content has come into action again.
This tie, it has blocked a site by the name alislam.org. This site was controlled by people of the Islami Ahaddiya Muslim comunity. According to reports, the site was accused for blasphemy against Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H).
The decesion to block the site was announced today. On opening the website, a message appears telling the user of the blockage along with an email address for complaining.
If a website/URL is blasphemous in nature the go ahead and block it. But the whole process needs plenty of refinement, such as:
- PTA should publish the list of blocked website, detailing if blocks is temporary or permanent
- PTA should also specify the reasons for blocking a website
- Mechanism should also devised for the public for reconsideration/review of PTA’s decision of blocking any website
- Similarly, PTA should be devised a way for public to report inappropriate websites – that they think should be blocked