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NIT Srinagar Website Hacked, ‘Azaad Kashmir’ Messages Posted

Identifying themselves as ‘All Pak Cyber Skullz Members’, the hackers quoted free Kashmir as their primary agenda.

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A day after India’s victory against Pakistan in the Champions Trophy match, alleged separatist elements hacked the website of the National Institute of Technology based in Srinagar.

The website read:

We shall fight till the last breath. What shall a man not pay for living? Everyday 100s of innocent people are abused, raped and even killed in Kashmir by the Indian army, a third of the deaths are children. We don’t want war. Take back your guns and go back to where you came from.

Identifying themselves as 'All Pak Cyber Skullz Members', the hackers quoted free Kashmir as their primary agenda, an India Today report said.

The report quotes one of the students talking to Mail Today, saying:

We saw that the website had been hacked when some students tried to access it to see a few articles of the syllabus. We were shocked to see that the website bore anti-India literature, anti-Indian Armed Forces propaganda and a call to leave Kashmir and give it freedom.

NIT Srinagar might have been set as target as it previously came under the radar after a clash between Kashmiri and non-Kashmiri students following India's defeat against West Indies in a T20 World Cup match last year.

NIT’s website is up and running now.

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