The whole country was in shock after the ghastly attack on 40 CRPF personnel on 14th February. Even though close to 8 months have passed since that unfortunate day, people are still to fully recover from it, especially the families of the jawans martyred in the terrorist strike. How ironic it is that a day of love and romance is now going to be remembered for death and grief. Incidents such as this one naturally give rise to the desire for revenge, and the retaliatory Balakot air strikes was a much needed response. While retaliation took the form of physical attack, somewhere in India retribution happened but in a different way: through the internet. Yes, we are talking about cyber war and an Indian, Anshul saxena, has waged the same against Pakistan, becoming a dreaded figure for those still supporting Pakistan even after knowing about the gruesome act our neighbor carried out. Check out Anshul Saxena's biography.
Who is Anshul Saxena?
Anshul Saxena is a programmer and an ethical hacker. He's active on YouTube and other social media channels, sharing news and his personal opinions. Anshul regularly tweets about politics, foreign affairs, and national security.
Anshul kept tweeting about various Indian hackers groups taking down Pakistani websites. Following this, people began assuming he himself was a part of this hacks but Anshul never claimed to have attacked any website. Here are some tweets from the Anshul Saxena twitter handle.
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What Anshul Saxena is doing?
Anshul is bringing justice to the fallen by drawing attention to those anti-Indians who are shamelessly celebrating the Pulwama terror attack on social media platforms. He finds them and files reports against these obnoxious individuals. With the help of cyber police, Anshul has been identifying anti-nationalists as well. It is because of Anshul that such masked terrorists who use Facebook, Twitter, etc. to spread negative sentiments have lost their livelihood and now repent their actions.
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Anshul is the embodiment of patriotism. He went on to identify Indians who were posting anything against the largest democracy in the world with respect to the Pulwama Attack. Some of these busts are:
After the incident, Anshul has amassed following of more than 600K if all social media sites are considered. In fact, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has started following him on Twitter after his efforts.✌️
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There are probably thousands of Indians out there who are retaliating against Pakistan through cyber techniques. Whether it's a good or bad tactic isn't in question here. Sharing Anshul's post will spread awareness about the incident, and people shall hopefully realize that posting negativity on social media does no good; impressionable minds such as Indian kids and teenagers also use such platforms and may get the wrong message. Anshul deserves receive the attention of the entire nation for his work.
Kudos to the hero of the Digital Age, Anshul Saxena!