The Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha’s official website was hacked purportedly by Team Kerala Cyber Warriors on Friday and was restored late in the evening. The landing page of the website (http://www.abhm.org.in/) had displayed a recipe to make “Kerala Spicy Nadan Beef Curry”.
The website hacking was apparently in response to ABHM chief Swami Chakrapani’s controversial remarks that only those who do not consume beef should be helped in Kerala floods. The website had also flashed a message for “Chakrapani psycho”, saying “We respect people for their character and not for their food habits.”
The self-styled godman said that many innocent people died in the floods because a few people kill cows and exhibit in shops. “Those people who were eating cow meat in Kerala until now-they used to cut up the cow and present it, they used to tease the environment and those who consider the cow sacred. They used to cut up cows and eat it and distribute it. The way they insulted the cow and killed it, this is the consequence of that,” Chakrapani had told Times Now. Read in Malayalam
“Even innocents have been affected in Kerala today because of their misdeeds. Those who eat cow meat over there or are involved in killing cows, they should not be given any relief at all-whether it’s from the government or in kind,” he had said. Read in Tamil
“If there is any emergency, they must take a pledge that they will never eat meat in the future. Those who eat cow meat are the incarnation of the devil himself. If courts cannot probe cow killings, if governments cannot act against it, this is why the enviornment is reacting this way–it is taking revenge. If you upset the natural enviornment, this is how it will react,” Chakrapani added. Read in Bangla
Hours after the hacking, the website had offline with 403 forbidden error message.
Kerala is reeling from the aftermath of the unprecedented floods that left over 230 people dead and many injured, causing colossal damage to the property and infrastructure of the state. As per the initial assessment, the state government has estimated that it has suffered a loss of over Rs 19,000 crore.
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