Yes, we aren’t making this up. Nor it was a printing error.
The International New York Times edition in Pakistan flashed a huge blank space on its front page yesterday. It was deliberately left empty. But why?
Because the original copy had a picture of two gay men kissing. The Pakistani state, for reasons known best to them, decided to censor it.
It quickly went viral and invited a lot of interesting responses from twitter.
Just a friendly reminder that we still have a long way to go 👨❤️👨 🌈 https://t.co/j7AdqZlOtI pic.twitter.com/MjVIA5gmkp— MANHUNT (@Manhunt) January 29, 2016
If there’s an issue with some of the content in New York Times front page don’t bother printing rest of it either. https://t.co/1XSBI105al— M. (@MMerajKKhan) January 29, 2016
pretty RT FarhanKVirk: “Pakistan has an Islamic constitution & we need to be respected for it.” Kindly read my vie… https://t.co/toWRSIkugE— مریم عباس (@MaryamRAbbas) January 29, 2016
More media censorship in the subcontinent: https://t.co/ggfw6nD091— Aditi (@oursoliloquies) January 29, 2016
(Feature Image Source: Twitter | @micnews )