. . . . . Hypocrisy Thy Name is . . . . . منافقت . . . . .

آئین جواں مرداں حق گوئی و بے باکی..اللہ کے بندوں کو آتی نہیں روباہی...Humanity is declining by the day because an invisible termite, Hypocrisy منافقت eats away human values instilled in human brain by the Creator. I dedicate my blog to reveal ugly faces of this monster and will try to find ways to guard against it. My blog will be objective and impersonal. Commentors are requested to keep sanctity of my promise.

Friday, March 03, 2006

Blasphemous websites be blocked, orders SC

The Supreme Court on Thursday directed the government to block internet sites displaying sacrilegious cartoons and called explanation from authorities concerned as to why these sites had not been blocked earlier.

A three-judge bench comprising Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry, Justice Faqir Mohammad Khokhar and Justice Mian Shakirullah Jan was hearing a petition of Dr Mohammad Imran Uppal. It issued notices to Attorney General Makhdoom Ali Khan, Chairmen of the Pakistan Electronic Media and Regulatory Authority (Pemra) and the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) for March 13.

The federal government, Ministry of Telecommunication, Pemra, PTA, Yahoo Incorporation USA and I & I Co, the host of blasphemous site, have been cited as respondents in the petition. Two petitions were filed against availability of blasphemous cartoons on websites; one by Dr Imran Uppal through his counsel Qamar Afzal, seeking complete blockage of sites showing blasphemous depictions and the other by Maulvi Iqbal Haider seeking registration of cases under blasphemy.

Makhdoom Ali Khan was also asked by the court to explore legal ways to block objectionable material on websites. "We will not accept any excuse or any technical objection on this issue as it concerns sentiments of entire Muslim Ummah," CJ observed adding, "all concerned authorities would have to appear in the court on next hearing with report of concrete measures for implementation of court's order."

Advocate Qamar Afzal argued that the authorities concerned should have blocked these sites immediately and any delay on their part led to violation of blasphemy law. Advocate Ibrahim Satti, counsel for petitioner Iqbal Haider, accused the government of criminal negligence by not registering criminal cases against those responsible for availability of blasphemous material on websites. He submitted that Pakistan was signatory of extradition treaty with many countries and responsible persons in other countries could be booked under existing national and international laws.

After preliminary hearing the court issued notices to all the respondents for March 13. Dr Uppal in his petition had prayed the court to strictly restrain the respondent internet service providers from publishing, transmitting and advertising any blasphemous material to Internet and their subscribers in Pakistan.

9 Comments:

  • At 1:39 am, Anonymous Zack said…

    Is that the Dr. Imran Uppal that we know?

     
  • At 8:44 am, Blogger Hypocrisy Thy Name said…

    Dear son
    I am not sure but may be. As I know of him, he is staunch follower of a Peer. Such people generally think in these terms.

    If my knowledge is correct blocking any website permanently is, if not impossible, very difficult and costly affair.

    In my view, nobody can stop others. One has to correct himself and become strong by conviction and practice. It is high time that we start following Islam in letter and spirit. When non-Muslims will observe us as real Muslims and will know we mean business, they will not dare to make fun of us or our belief.

     
  • At 9:04 am, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I know this wrong to make fun of other's religion but don't we have other more important matters to take care, like educating the masses, become technologically independent so we can feed our ever growing poor population. Alas we are too quick to see fitna in others and never learn any good thing from them.

    On other note I am not happy with my co religious on this. They are making same mistakes which look all of us very bad. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/4771396.stm

    What happened to peaceful protest? What happened to the Islam which my prophet taught us? This is not Islam its hooliganism.

    Now India is progressing and due to these mistakes our kids gonna suffer a lot. Please pray for us.

     
  • At 9:33 am, Blogger Hypocrisy Thy Name said…

    Mr Annonymous from India

    I fully agree with you. Islam is a religion of peace, education, selfless service and protection to all. If we Muslims had remained adhered to Islam as directed by Allah SWT and shown to us by our Prophet Muhammad SAS, I am sure, nobody had ever dared to make fun of us or our faith. I always pray to Allah to guide us to the right path.

     
  • At 10:27 am, Blogger urdudaaN said…

    جناب میں خیریت سے ھوں۔ خبر گیری کیلئے شکریہ

     
  • At 2:27 pm, Blogger Hypocrisy Thy Name said…

    اُردو دان صاحب

    اطلاع کا شکریہ ۔ الحمدللہ کہ آپ خیریت سے ہیں

     
  • At 6:20 pm, Blogger Attiq-ur-Rehman said…

    آپ کا خیال صحیح ہے کہ کسی ویب سائٹ کو زیادہ دیر تک بلاک نہیں کیا جا سکتا۔ ویسے بھی ہم کسی کو کچھ کہنے سے نہیں روک سکتے بجز اس کے جیسا آپ نے فرمایا کہ ہمیں اپنے آپ کو مضبوط کرنا چاہیے۔ ہمیں اپنے آپ کو اس قابل کرنا ہوگا، اپنے خیالات کو اتنا واضع کرنا ہوگا کہ دوسرے ہماری بات سننے پر مجبور ہوں۔

     
  • At 8:46 pm, Anonymous emullah said…

    What a sad situation for my country. They are hurting many who are innocent.

     
  • At 10:00 am, Blogger Hypocrisy Thy Name said…

    عتیق الرّحمٰن صاحب
    میں ساری زندگی ان خیالات کا پرچار کرتا رہا ہوں ۔ لوگ حق بات کہنے والے کو کم علم یا بیوقوف گردانتے ہیں ۔ بہرکیف میں نے بھی اللہ کے فضل سے ہمت نہیں ہاری ۔

    Mr E-Mullah
    It is really sad but people have no power because they all have their self-centred agenda. The day we become a nation, we will start progressing at a tremendous speed because our nation otherwise has a great potential.

     

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