The website of JNU’s Central library was hacked on Tuesday with a message displaying ” Traitors Staying in JNU” and “You are thinking that you will get Kashmir just by barking in the Campus of JNU”. A hacker group, ‘Black Dragon’, is believed to have defaced the website. A search on Google with key words ‘JNU Central Library website’ returned the following result
Since the late evening on Tuesday, The central university’s website was not functioning and showing an error with the message: “Service Temporarily Unavailable. The server is temporarily unable to service your request due to maintenance downtime or capacity problems. Please try again later.”
The varsity’s library authorities, said, “the hacking of the website was noticed after office hours. The matter has been reported to the university’s IT department and measures are being taken to rectify it”.
“No official complaint has been made in this regard yet,” they added.
The hacking of the website comes amid a row over an event at the varsity against hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru and in solidarity with “struggle” of Kashmiri migrants, at varsity’s Sabarmati dhaba the campus.
A case of sedition against several unknown students was lodged at Vasant Kunj (North) police station. It was registered under IPC Sections 124A (sedition), 120B (criminal conspiracy) and 34 (acts done by several persons with a common intention).
The university also initiated action, barring eight students from academic activity pending an enquiry, though they would be allowed to stay as guests in the hostels.
The varsity’s Central Library website provides access to 72 online databases, library catalogue, 20,000 electronic theses and dissertations, 8 lakh digital press clippings, 2,300 e-newspapers in 57 languages from 100 countries and over 2 lakh e-books, and all e-journals.