Websites of some prominent Indian Institutions such as Delhi University (DU) Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) and Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi were hacked by the Pakistan based hacker group.
When visited, instead of serving the usual information the websites were serving the videos about the alleged atrocities by Indian security forces in Jammu and Kashmir.
The hacker group known as PHC, after hacking the websites posted some pro-Pakistani slogans on these websites and said: "Nothing deleted or stolen. Just here to deliver message to the Indians."
The message asked the Indian if they have even the slightest clue about what their army forces are doing in Kashmir.
There were slogans of 'Pakistan Zindabad' everywhere on the hacked websites.
Websites of University of Kota, Army Institute of Management and Technology, Defense Institute of Advanced Technology, Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences, and National Aerospace Laboratories did not open or could not be reached.
Afsar Khan, a member of the website management team for the AM said that website for the admission was not affected as its hosting is being done locally.
"ERNET (Education and Research Network) India Server that hosts websites has been hacked. They are working on it and it will be restored within 3-4 hours. Our website for admissions, which is hosted locally, is working fine and we won't face any problem on that front," he said.
DU in its statement said that the university website was inaccessible from outside as the domain name was pointing to some other website incorrectly.
"The problem was detected and immediately rectified by contacting ERNET, who has provided the domain name for University of Delhi," the statement said.
Kalyan Bhattacharjee, IT-Delhi spokesperson said that that there was nothing wrong with their personal server as it was ERNET that was hacked.
"Our server is intact. We are registered with the ERNET -- under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology. They have a DNA server and has our addresses," he said.
"It is this address location that was tampered with by some external agency," Bhattacharjee said, adding that the ministry is investigating the matter.