Protest is mounting against Hindu Mahasabha across the country for recreating assassination of Mahatma Gandhi on his death anniversary.
The Hindu Mahasabha’s website abhm.org.in here on Thursday was hacked by one “GH057_R007”, a member of the ‘Kerala Cyber Warriors’. The landing page of the website displays the text “Hindu Mahasabha Murdabad” along with a photo of the right-wing group’s general secretary Puja Shakun Pandey.
Calling Pooja Shagun Pandey a “hippopotamus”, the hacker group urged the government to arrest her and her “goons” for sedition. Addressing her directly, the website also says “lose your weight before you lose your brain b!tch”.
The development is in response to Pandey ‘celebrating’ Mahatma Gandhi’s death anniversary on Wednesday by recreating his assassination. According to an India Today report, the ABHM celebrated Gandhi’s death by shooting at an effigy of Gandhi with a toy gun. She also compared her shooting at the effigy to the burning of Ravana’s effigy on Dussehra.
The right-wing group also marked the ‘martyrdom’ of Gandhi’s assassin Nathuram Godse on ‘Martyr’s Day’ in Uttar Pradesh’s Aligarh, according to the report. Before Pandey shot at the effigy, chants of “Mahatma Nathuram Godse amar rahe (Long live Mahatma Nathuram Godse)” were heard.
In response to Pandey’s actions, the hackers wrote that “Gandhi ji always remained an inspiration for people globally to follow the right path, the path of nonviolence in all their actions.”
Continuing its attack, the hackers said, “expect us.” At the bottom of the webpage, the hackers wrote “We are legion | We do not forgive | We do not forget | Expect us” in the colours of the Indian flag.