JAMMU, Apr 19: The website of the BJP’s Jammu and Kashmir unit was today hacked for a brief period with the hackers posting a message demanding justice for an eight-year-old girl who was raped and murdered at Kathua in January.
The website was restored after some time.
The hackers, who called themselves “Team Kerala Cyber Warriors”, posted a message accusing the State unit of protecting a “gang of pedophiles” who had aligned with some of the ruling BJP’s office-bearers.
The hackers, who used the colours of the Indian Flag in the message, said there should be nothing beyond humanity and “discrimination cannot be tolerated”.
They demanded that rapists be hanged.
BJP’s J&K unit General Secretary Ashok Kaul said that the website was hacked for a brief period and had been “restored now”.
“Yes, we will file a complaint with the police. One should see the message. It seems that someone from north Kerala is responsible for the hacking. After all, the situation in Kerala is not hidden from anyone,” he said.
Kaul said it was yet another attempt to create tension in Jammu, which has been the symbol of nationalism. Jaidev Rajwal, State Head IT & Social Media said that website was restored within less than seven minutes. He said the hackers want to defame people of Jammu who are patriots by core.
The BJP had distanced itself from the Hindu Ekta Manch, which had organised a rally in favour of the eight accused arrested by the Jammu and Kashmir’s Crime Branch in connection with the Kathua rape case.