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Assam BJP cries foul over porn website with party name, files complaints

In its missive to www.register.com, the Assam BJP has requested that the pornographic website be blocked or deleted because it is portraying a “respectable political party” in a negative light.

india Updated: May 26, 2018 13:42 IST
Utpal Parashar
The Internet domain used to host the pornographic website was formerly owned by the Assam BJP.
The Internet domain used to host the pornographic website was formerly owned by the Assam BJP.(HT File)

Netizens hunting for online information on the BJP’s Assam unit have come in for a nasty surprise, and with good reason.

An Internet domain formerly owned by the Assam BJP is now being used to host a pornographic website, the state party leadership has stated in separate complaints to the cyber crime cell of the police and a US-based portal creation company. As things stand, anybody accessing the website will come across objectionable images and videos instead of the party’s vision for the state in the years to come.

In its complaint to Register.com, the Assam BJP has requested that the website be blocked or deleted because it is portraying a “respectable political party” in a negative light. Sources said the website is currently being operated from Russia, and denied the possible involvement of rival parties or hackers.

“The domain was previously owned by our organisation. But when it expired last time, the present owner registered it to launch a pornographic website,” BJP state executive committee member Shantanu Kalita said in the complaint to the US company.

The state BJP leadership is still awaiting a response to its complaint, which was filed on Friday. The current official domain name of the party’s state unit is www.assam.bjp.org.

Police were unavailable for comment.