STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Vishwa Hindu Parishad website hacked, pro-Kashmiri content posted

The Indian government abrogated Article 370 last year that gave special status to the erstwhile state of Jammu & Kashmir to completely integrate it with India.

Published: 01st July 2020 05:40 PM  |   Last Updated: 01st July 2020 05:40 PM   |  A+A-

Vishwa Hindu Parishad

Vishwa Hindu Parishad (File Photo | EPS)

By IANS

NEW DELHI: The website of the most influential RSS affiliate - Vishwa Hindu Parishad was hacked on Wednesday. The website whose domain name is www.vhp.org currently shows it as "under maintenance".

But earlier, the website had objectionable content posted on its homepage where a clarion call to "rise" against the ruling BJP was given. According to a screenshot of the hacked website available with IANS, which was removed before it showed "under maintenance", it advocated that "Kashmir is for the Kashmiris".

The Indian government abrogated Article 370 last year that gave special status to the erstwhile state of Jammu & Kashmir to completely integrate it with India.

The hacked VHP website's homepage also claimed that there is nothing such as "Love Jihad", a concept VHP has repeatedly raised and blamed it on radical fundamentalism. The hacked website content claimed the concept of 'love jihad' only exists in "twisted minds".

VHP spokesperson Vinod Bansal alleged that it is the handiwork of "anti-national" forces. However, he said it would be premature to pin blame on anyone which requires a thorough investigation. He told IANS, "We discovered objectionable content on our website. Realising it was hacked, we took the website's content down and brought it under maintenance. He said that the main database of the website was adversely impacted.

The VHP is going to file a complaint with the Delhi Police. The VHP spokesperson said if the Delhi Police doesn't act decisively, they will approach Union Home Minister Amit Shah.

Earlier in 2013, VHP had to seek Delhi Police's help after its official Facebook page was hacked. It then claimed that "malicious religious and political" material were posted on behalf of its account.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp