Pakistan bans a number of dating sites, including "Tinder"

Pakistan has prevented Internet users from reaching a number of dating sites, including "Tinder", as it was deemed to be broadcasting "immoral" and "shameless" material, in a step that comes after Days of threatening her to block YouTube for similar reasons.

And the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority announced in a statement that it has banned access to "Tinder", "Grinder", "Sayhai", "Taghd" and "Scout", explaining that these applications did not respond to their requests "matching (content materials that they display) via streaming with the laws." Pakistani ".

The commission justified this ban by saying that "these immoral and indecent materials have negative effects."

On Thursday, the authority threatened the "YouTube" company affiliated with "Google" that it would immediately ban any "offensive" graphic materials, including "vulgar, indecent, immoral, images of nudity and hate speech."

Last July, the authority issued a final warning to the Chinese application, TikTok, and ordered it to delete the contents deemed "obscene". Then, the authority temporarily banned the entry of the "Bigo Live" application and the game "Player Uns Battlegrounds".

Defenders of freedom of expression immediately protested to criticize the new body’s decision.

The director of "Bites for All" organization, an online rights advocacy, Shehzad Ahmed said, "The morality police are themselves unethical." "If adults decide to use an application, the state has no right to dictate whether or not they should use it," he said.

He added, "We cannot help but denounce this violation of private life," describing this ban as "totally absurd."

In a short response to a question by Agence France-Presse, Tinder asserted that who would be "happy to discuss" the matter with the Pakistani body, and to discuss with it "efforts to conform" to Pakistani laws, hoping that this discussion would be "fruitful."

As for "Grinder", it is an application dedicated to homosexuals who are punished by imprisonment in Pakistan under a law inherited from the era of British colonialism, or even death according to Islamic law applied in this country. However, the Pakistani judiciary has never issued any such decision in such cases.

Agence France-Presse was not able to obtain an immediate comment from "Grinder" when trying to contact the company.


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