Pakistani hackers allegedly hacked the Indian YouTube News Channel, Times8, during their live stream. Pakistani flag appeared on the channel and ‘Respect Holy Prophet (PBUH)’ tickers ran during the live stream.
The channel was live-streaming a breaking news segment when the screen was replaced with Pakistan’s flag and a hymn running in the background saying praises for Holy Prophet Muhammad. The ticker was also replaced with ‘Respect Holy Prophet (PBUH)’ text, highlighting the recent blasphemous incident.
Meanwhile, Muslims took to the streets in huge protests around Asia after Friday prayers, sparked by blasphemous remarks about Holy Prophet Muhammad by an Indian ruling party BJP official that embroiled the country in a diplomatic storm.
Anger has engulfed the Islamic world since last week when a spokeswoman for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling party made derogatory references to Islam and Prophet Muhammad on a TV debate show.
Around 20 countries have since called in their Indian ambassadors and the party has gone into damage control, suspending the official from its ranks and insisting it respected all religions.
Friday saw the biggest street rallies yet in response to the furor, with police estimating more than 100,000 people mobilized across Bangladesh after midday prayers.
“We gather here today to protest the insult of our Prophet (Muhammad) by Indian government officials,” said Amanullah Aman, a protester in the capital Dhaka. “We want death penalties for them.”
Crowds in the city chanted slogans denouncing Mr. Modi and warning enemies of the Muslim faith to “be careful”.
Al-Qaeda’s branch in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) threatened to carry out suicide bombings in Indian states to avenge derogatory remarks about the Holy Prophet (PBUH) by an official of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
On Wednesday, New Delhi tightened security as, according to the June 6th letter shared by several media groups, AQIS could attack the capital, Mumbai, Uttar Pradesh, and Gujarat.