India's BJP blocks its website access in Pakistan

Narendra Modi's portal can be accessed

ISLAMABAD – People in Pakistan cannot access the official website of the Bharatiya Janata Party BJP) as the saffron party has blocked its internet page though its high-profile prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's portal can be accessed for those who want to know about him.


“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 Pakistan. People especially media houses logging in from Pakistan have to use Virtual Private Network, masking local IP address to log into the BJP website.


The party had attached on its Twitter handle links to a 'charge sheet' it had recently released against the UPA government but the links did not work for those logging in from Pakistan. Some questioned the logic of blocking the access, saying even if someone fears hacking, hackers don’t use their own IP addresses.


Be it the government or local Pakistanis, everyone is eager to know about the general sentiments and trends as to who will form the next government in India. However, asked about Modi, senior government officials say they are willing to deal with whoever forms the government in India after the Lok Sabha elections.


“How will he (Modi) treat Muslims in India? What will be his Pakistan policy?” These are some of the frequent questions that come up whenever an Indian interacts with anyone here in Pakistan, be it from the government or the common man, the Press Trust of India news service reported.

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