Bangladesh allows Facebook again

Nearly 90 per cent of Bangladesh's 144 million people are Muslims who regard depictions of Islam's prophet as blasphemous.

Bangladesh allows Facebook again

Bangladesh has lifted a ban on social networking site Facebook after it removed "objectionable" content about the Prophet Mohammad and the country's political leaders, the telecoms regulatory agency said on Sunday.

Facebook was blocked last week after publication of caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad.

"The ban on Facebook has been lifted late on Saturday after the authorities removed the objectionable contents from the sites," said a senior official of the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission.

Facebook was barred by a court in Pakistan, also overwhelmingly Muslim, because of an online competition to draw the Prophet Mohammad, but was unblocked last week.

Protesters marched through Dhaka demanding action against Facebook while users said the government should have blocked specific links instead of blocking the whole website.

Nearly 90 per cent of Bangladesh's 144 million people are Muslims who regard depictions of Islam's prophet as blasphemous.

Agencies

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