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YouTube returns to Pakistan: Why it was banned?

Google Owned Video Sharing Platform YouTube Has Launched A Local Version For Pakistan. After Which The Pak Government Has Revoked The Ban On This Video Sharing Website.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Aman Dwivedi | Updated on: 19 Jan 2016, 10:55:10 AM

New Delhi:

Google owned video sharing platform YouTube has launched a local version for Pakistan. After which the Pak government has revoked the ban on this video sharing website.

But many of the people are wondering the actual reason behind its banning. Actually in the year 2012, a movie known as "Innocence of Muslims" was uploaded on this website.

The movie produced by a based group depicted the Prophet Mohammed as a thuggish deviant and triggered protests across the Muslim world including in Pakistan, where more than 20 people died in demonstrations.

Pakistan is an Islamic republic with trenchant Blasphemy laws in its constitution. The angered Pakistan citizens demanded a removal of the movie from the website, following which Supreme Court of the country ordered its removal.

However, YouTube defied. Untimately the court ordered the banning of Youtube. But last week, the website announced that it is launching a local version for Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, which technically meant that authorities can now ask Google to remove content deemed objectionable.   

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First Published : 19 Jan 2016, 10:53:00 AM

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