The website was hacked by Kerala Cyber Warriors, according to a message uploaded to the site.

After Gandhi assassination reenactment Kerala Cyber Warriors hack Hindu Mahasabha siteScreenshot
news Controversy Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 16:44

A day after members of the Hindu outfit Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha were caught on video carrying out a reenactment of Mahatma Gandhi’s assassination on his 71st death anniversary, the outfit’s website was hacked. The website, as of 3.45 pm on Thursday, displayed a black screen with the logo of Kerala Cyber Warriors and a message that stated that the website was hacked by a certain ‘GH057_R007.’

The hackers also wrote ‘Hindu Mahasabha Murdabad,’ adding the message: “Gandhi ji always remained an inspiration for people globally to follow right path, the path of non violence in all their actions.”

Below the message, the hackers added the quote: “Nobody can hurt me without my permission. An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind,” which was attributed to Mahatma Gandhi.

The outfit’s website was hacked a day after Hindu Mahasabha National Secretary Pooja Shakun Pandey was caught on camera ‘shooting’ at an effigy of Mahatma Gandhi with an air pistol. The incident, carried out as a spectacle and recorded on tape, took place in Naurangabad locality of Aligarh in Uttar Pradesh.

According to a report in NDTV, the Mahasabha leader then told the reporters that this was a new ‘annual tradition just like the burning of Raavan on Dussehra’ that they had just begun by ‘recreating’ the assassination.

The video had triggered massive outrage with people questioning the glorification of Gandhi’s assassination and calling for action against those seen in the video.   

According to a report by news agency ANI, two people were detained and a case was registered against some members of the Hindu Mahasabha for glorifying Gandhi’s assassin Nathuram Godse.

A case has been registered under various sections of IPC against eight people and four unknown, and arrests are to be made soon, a police official told ANI.

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