Pakistan rescinds ban on texting 'Jesus Christ'
November 25, 2011
Authorities in Pakistan have rescinded a ban on the use of the name "Jesus Christ" in text messages, in a victory for a Christian government adviser.
Pakistan had included the name of Jesus Christ on a list of over 1,000 terms that are forbidden in text messages because they are considered obscene, blasphemous, or provocative. Paul Bhatti, a special adviser to the government for religious-minority affairs, was successful in persuading officials to end the ban.
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- Islamabad, victory for Paul Bhatti and APMA: Jesus Christ is no longer banned in texting (AsiaNews)
- Pakistan: ‘Jesus Christ’ among words banned in text messages (CWN, 11/22)
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