BJP blocks access to its website in Pakistan

Published April 22, 2014
Flag of the BJP.
Flag of the BJP.
A view of the page when internet users inside Pakistan try to access www.bjp.org.
A view of the page when internet users inside Pakistan try to access www.bjp.org.

People in Pakistan cannot view the website of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) which has blocked the access of the site. Although, the profile of its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi can be accessed by internet users from Pakistan, ZeeNews reported.

"Error 1009 The owner of this website (bjp.org) has banned your IP address (---) on the country or region you are accessing it from," says the page as one logs in from anywhere inside Pakistan.

Therefore, internet users from Pakistan have to mask their IP addresses to log on to the website of the BJP.

The measure is not entirely surprising with the party’s traditional stance in relation to Pakistan and with Modi vowing a tough stand against the country if his party wins elections this year.

Modi has also called Singh weak and said his government was riddled with graft, as tens of thousands of supporters screamed Mr Modi’s name.

Modi, the chief minister of the western state of Gujarat, is a polarising and controversial figure — tainted by deadly anti-Muslim riots on his watch in 2002. He was also chief minister at the time of the riots, during which as many as 2,000 people were killed, mainly Muslims.

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