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Freedom of speech, right to disagree under threat: Congress

ANI  |  New Delhi[India] 

After the official accounts of vice president and Indian twitter handles got hacked, the grand old party on Thursday said that free speech and right to disagree are under threat and shows extremity of intolerance.

The spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala questioned the cyber security of the nation and also took a jibe at Prime Minister Modi's ambitious project.

"Free speech and right to disagree are under attack by lumpen Fascists in this country.

Such vulgar and despotic attempts reflect the extremity of intolerance and culture that resorts to abuse when answerless. party has always dealt with such animosity and such hatred with compassion and tolerance," he said.

"It exposes the weaknesses of the cyber security and also payments network in Is this the real truth of This is something which Modiji needs to ponder over," he added.

A day after Rahul Gandhi's hacked Twitter handle put out offensive and homophobic posts on Wednesday evening, the party's account has also been hacked and abusive tweets have been posted on Thursday morning.

The matter of the vice-president's hacked account was taken to cyber cell on Thursday.

The has, meanwhile, filed a complaint with the cyber cell of Delhi Police on the hacking of Gandhi's account.

Delhi Police has initiated the probe and has written to the management of the social media site seeking necessary details.

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First Published: Thu, December 01 2016. 14:28 IST