In what came as a shock to Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu, a microsite of the Railnet page of the Indian Railways was found allegedly hacked by Al Qaeda.
The hacked page belonged to Bhusawal division of Personnel Department of Central Railways and is also a part of the large intranet created for administrative needs of Indian Railways.
And they left a message for Indian Muslims.
The message read, ‘Why is there no storm in your ocean? A message for Muslims of India from Maulana Aasim Umar (May Allah protect him).’
An 11-page document was attached on the hacked page, which now is unavailable. But if the media reports are to be believed, the message read, ‘Will the land of Delhi not give birth to a Shah Muhadith Delhvi who may once again teach the Muslims of India the forgotten lesson of Jihad and inspire them to take to the battlefields of Jihad? Is there no successor left of the group that drenched itself in blood at Balakot, who possesses the spirit of rising in rebellion against a system based on disbelief and offering one’s life for Allah?’
They were encouraging people to participate in jihad and help defeat the US and its allies.
The message from the site was replaced by ‘DOWNTIME MESSAGE
DUE TO MAINTENANCE ACTIVITY E-TICKETING SERVICE WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE. INCONVENIENCE CAUSED IS DEEPLY REGRETTED.’