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Pakistani residents receive government blasphemy warning texts

By: Eastern Eye Staff

Millions of Pakistanis have been receiving text messages from the government warning them against sharing “blasphemous” content online, a move activists said would encourage more vigilante attacks. It comes amid a surge in mob violence linked to accusations of insulting Islam including three attacks within the past month. “Uploading & sharing of blasphemous content on Internet is a punishable offense under the law. Such content should be reported on [email protected] for legal action,” read the SMS sent by the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to all mobile phone subscribers. A similar note was posted on the agency’s website in Urdu. A…

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