Srinagar, July 27: After Facebook decided to crack down by blocking several accounts in Jammu and Kashmir including that of separatist Syed Ali Shah Geelani, a series of hacks have been reported. A group calling itself Cyber Caliphate-black flags have claimed that they are behind these hacks. In their messages they state that they owe allegiance to the ISIS or Daesh.
The hackers broke into the Facebook page of a leading English newspaper in Jammu and Kashmir called Rising Kashmir. Several messages had been posted which included a call for the warriors in Kashmir to come forward promising freedom.
Both the Facebook and Twitter pages of Rising Kashmir were hacked into and a solution is being worked upon now. When one clicks on these pages, it says 'page does not exist' or 'sorry this page is not available'.
There are several posts which also includes a warning to the Jammu and Kashmir police. "A day will come when we will use knives, cars, buses against the eunuch police of the state," one post stated. Another refers to the media in the state as presstitutes and says that they have sold their conscience for Indian salaries.
With the protests coming down in the Valley, the war appears to have shifted to the online space now.
On Wednesday, morphed pictures of important Indian personalities with pellet marks on their faces was posted by a group called, 'Never forget Pakistan.'
Intelligence agencies are now fighting a new battle to get such content taken off the internet. These posts are meant to provoke to ensure that the Valley burns once again. A dedicated team of the IB is working on the posts relating to Kashmir.