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Indonesia pushes Instagram over gay Muslim comic strips

Jakarta February 13 (Reuters) – one Instagram An account featuring comics showing the fights of gay Muslims was removed Wednesday after the authorities described it as "pornographic," threatening to block the platform.

IndonesiaThe Ministry of Communications said that Instagram had registered the account under the name @Alpantuni on application, because it violated the substantive provisions.

But Instagram said it was not involved.

"There are a number of other reasons why an account may no longer be accessible, such as if the account holder deleted the account, disabled the account, or changed the username of the account." Instagram Spokesman told Reuters.

Reuters could not reach the account holder.

The removal of the site is due to government and public hostility towards the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in the largest Muslim country in the world.

Communications Minister Rudiantara had warned that beforehand Instagram could be blocked Indonesia if the account was not removed.

"Materials that promote LGBT are against health rules, religious rules and cultural norms. It does not match IndonesiaSaid the minister CNNIndonesia,

The comics that Reuters had reviewed prior to their demolition portrayed a young gay man from a religious Indonesian family struggles with his identity.

They contained a picture of two men in bed and the main protagonist who was later bullied for his sexuality. The account had more than 6,000 followers.

(Report by Fanny Potkin Editing by Ed Davies and Nick Macfie)



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