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After the official accounts of Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi and Indian National Congress 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.
"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. Congress party has always dealt with such animosity and such hatred with compassion and tolerance," he said.
A day after Rahul Gandhi's hacked Twitter handle put out offensive and homophobic posts on Wednesday evening, the Congress party's account has also been hacked and abusive tweets have been posted on Thursday morning.
The matter of the Congress vice-president's hacked account was taken to cyber cell on Thursday.
The Congress 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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