PAKISTAN: PCC condemns Bangladesh government on blocking williamgomes.org website
Dr. Nazir S Bhatti, President of Pakistan Christian Congress PCC have expressed concerns on blocking website of a Bangladeshi Christian journalist and human right activist on writing a poem against oppression and human right violation.
Mr. William Gomes is always targeted by Bangladeshi administration on his campaign for social justice in society for which he had spent time in hiding on different occasion.
Dr. Nazir Bhatti said that blocking a website is against freedom of speech and negation to Universal Human Rights Declaration of United Nation of which Bangladesh is also signatory state.
“I condemn persecution of religious communities in Bangladesh and Prime Minister Hassina Wajid to make Bangladesh a truly Peoples Republic that equality may be observed among Muslims and Christians and other minorities” said Nazir Bhatti
Mr. William Gomes in a communique have said “Bangladesh government has blocked my website www.williamgomes.org for writing and publishing the poem Änti State”. I have taken the pen and they have taken the censorship tools. I have broken the silence. Please take your pen and break the silence”
“I believe that Censorship is a possible way for the powerful to terminate individualism; and promotes governmental coercion and totalitarianism. Some people urge that restrictions are valid only if they are for the sake of a greater good, a greater liberty. But I believe that Censorship is a restriction that is not for greater liberty, but for the deprivation of liberty” said Mr. Gomes
William Gomes, a Poet with Power
Bonnie King Salem-News.com
Our revolutionary poet is causing a stir in his native country of Bangladesh, where human rights are often nonexistent.
William Gomes is Salem-News.com's Human Rights Ambassador and according to Salem News William Nicholas Gomes is a promising name, a poet, journalist and human rights activist. who is well known for his outspoken, impartial, uncompromising position on the issues of human rights violations.