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CPI(M) youth outfit’s ‘secular marriage’ website hacked within hours of launch

DYFI sources said the website is a major step towards achieving the organization’s motto religion-less Kerala.

Written by Shaju Philip | Thiruvananthapuram | Updated: December 18, 2014 8:07:46 pm
website A screenshot of the http://www.secularmarriage.com website.

Kerala unit of the DYFI, the youth outfit of the CPI(M), has launched a matrimonial website to promote inter-faith marriages. But hours after the website http://www.secularmarriage.com was floated, it was hacked.

The website was inaugurated by celluloid couple Ashiq Abu and Reema Kallingal in Kochi. At the inaugural venue, six local level DYFI leaders in Ernakulam district registered their names for inter-faith marriages.

DYFI sources said the website is a major step towards achieving the organization’s motto religion-less Kerala. Prospective bride and bridegrooms or their parents can register with the website at free of cost. They would be given user ID and password for further communication and identifying potential pairs. The online registration page would not have the usual columns for marking religion and caste.

The website was found hacked on Thursday by a group named Islamic army.

DYFI state secretary M Swaraj said the attempt of the ultra elements to hack the website would be dealt seriously. It was under threat from various fundamentalist groups. We would revive the website very soon, said Swaraj.

Recently, various Hindu, Christian and Muslim groups have launched matrimonial websites in a bid to promote intra-faith marriages.

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