JNU Central Library website hacked?

Updated - November 17, 2021 04:55 am IST

Published - February 16, 2016 08:13 pm IST

The administration building at the JNU campus, in New Delhi.

The administration building at the JNU campus, in New Delhi.

The official website of the Jawaharlal Nehru Central Library appeared to have been hacked late Tuesday evening. 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:

At the time of publishing this article, 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 hacker group's name has been associated with many 'pro-India' cyber attacks.

On February 9, the students from the university organised an event on Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru who was hanged in 2013. The event organisers had pasted posters across the campus inviting students to gather for a protest march against “judicial killing of Afzal Guru and Maqbool Bhat” and in solidarity with the “struggle” of Kashmiri migrants at the Sabarmati dhaba in 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.

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