The officials websites of three central universities – Delhi University, Aligarh Muslim University and the Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi (IIT-Delhi) – were hacked on Tuesday. The hacker group, which calls itself ‘PHC’, posted pro-Pakistani slogans on these websites. “Do you know what your so called hero’s (soldiers) are doing in Kashmir ? Do you know they are killing many innocent people in Kashmirs ? Do you know they have raped many girls ? Do you know they still are raping girls in Kashmir ? How would you feel if your brother, sister, father and mother gets killed 🙁 ? How would you feel if someone rapes your mother or sister; Won’t your life and your families be destroyed ?” the message posted on the website https://www.amu.ac.in/ read. “Kashmir will be Pakistan,” the text posted on the website further read, followed by the question: “What has the people in Kashmir done to India ? Why are your soldiers there even ?” The hackers further posted a video, allegedly showing army’s atrocities in Kashmir. “People in Kashmir have the right to live in peace ! Take your murderers and rapists back home ! “This hack is in response to Code-Man’s hack of railways.gov.pk (https://www.zone-h.org/mirror/id/29230257?zh=1) and in the solidarity of innocent Kashmiri People being killed by Indian Army!” Thank you, Regards – PHC,” read the post further. Meanwhile, news agency ANI reported that mobile version of DU’s website too was hacked.
According to the Indian Express, the hacking comes days after an alleged Indian group hacked around 30 Pakistan government websites, in what they termed as an atttempt to ‘avenge’ the death sentence imposed on former Indian Navy officer Kulbhushan Yadav by Pakistan. A message on a hacked Pakistani website read, “Charges against Kulbhushan Jadhav are fictitious, fake and farcical. There is no evidence of wrongdoing by him. This is an act of “premeditated murder’. Earlier it was Sarabjeet, now it’s Jadhav.”