The burning issue at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) escalated to the cyberspace late on Tuesday when a hacker group calling itself 'Black Dragon’ defaced the university library’s official website.
Black Dragon had claimed credit for hacking the website of Pakistan People’s Party website in 2014.
As per reports, the hackers had defaced the website with statements like “Dear JNU traitors, we have Ailled Afzal in the past. We have eliminated Afzal now and we will kill Afzals again if they attack our nation.” At the time of filing this report the website was not functioning properly and showed an error message – Service Temporarily Unavailable.
The hackers had also written on the website that Pakistan will never get Kashmir from India.
“Salute to all the soldiers who sacrificed their lives to eliminate such Afzals.... All the traitors staying in JNU....you are thinking that you will get Kashmir just by barking in the campus.... We will kill each and every person who will go against the nation,” the hackers posted on the website.
An event organised by a few students on February 9 to protest against the 2013 hanging of Afzal Guru has snowballed into a big controversy after the arrest of JNU students’ union president Kanhaiya Kumar. On February Kumar was charged with sedition and arrested from the campus.
The arrest of Kumar triggered political mudslinging with the Congress and the Left accusing the ruling BJP of crushing the students and stifling their voices.
Kumar was produced on Monday in a court that extended his custody by two days. Violence broke out within the court premises and outside it as a group of lawyers assaulted the JNU faculty, students and the media.
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