The attacks in Pulwama, Kashmir were devastating for the entire nation. The attacks that martyred our brave CRPF soldiers shocked everyone and stirred a feeling to fight these malicious terrorists. All our prayers went out to the families of the martyred.
People in various cities decided to hold candle marches in order to honor them and salute them for their bravery. This was also reflected in various heartfelt messages posted by various citizens on social media to salute the martyrs. It bought our nation together and even let civilians get stirred up to support the armed forces in any way they could.
Unfortunately, not everyone felt the same. Some ultra-liberals and anti-nationalists looked for opportunities to mock the incident and the brave soldiers who lost their lives. It was shocking to know that this wasn’t done by citizens of Pakistan or any other country, but our very own citizens who were supposed to be loyal to our nation.
These ungrateful anti-nationalists used social media as a platform to mock and insult the Indian Armed Forces and spread hate for them at such a devastating time. They saw this as a chance to spread hate for them at a global level and followed through with it.
Hearing about this can make anyone’s blood boil with fury. We have all been fed, nursed and raised up in this nation. Along with that, we have been protected from various terror organizations only because of our armed forces.
We owe our lives to them. Now, seeing someone mock them without an ounce of shame in them raised fury amongst various citizens of the country. Most of the nation loving and patriotic citizens retaliated on the very same platform these were taken. Unfortunately, for most people, that was all that they could have done. There was no other action they could have taken.
Anshul Saxena, one patriot and ethical hacker saw these posts while browsing through social media. The moment he saw what was happening, it shocked him to the bone. He found it very hard to believe that our very own Indian citizens would post something like this and try to harass our defense forces. Saxena even posted his reaction on Facebook and said “I don’t want to sleep tonight. I can’t… There are many things I have to do now”. This was the first warning shot he fired at these anti nationalists to quit their evil ways before he took some action against them.
Soon after, he requested his enormous array of twitter followers to come and reach out to him with accounts and posts of all such people. He told them he will take action against these ultra-liberals and anti-nationalists who think they can get away with insulting the nation’s pride online. He stated in his tweet that these people are anti-nationalists and a threat to the nation. He promised that strict action would be taken against them soon. This urged and stirred up his twitter followers to aide him on his crusade. Soon they started responding with screenshots and names of all such anti-nationalist social media profiles. Many people started asking who is Anshul Saxena.
The very next day, the nation saw a new light as Anshul Saxena kept his word. He is an ethical hacker by profession and knew a lot about how social media works and how people can be traced and tracked. He used this knowledge and went to meet with the local police. There, he proposed his plan to track these culprits down and the police gladly agreed to side with him. Soon with their help, Anshul Saxena was able to track down these various anti-nationalists and ultra-liberals to their location and have them arrested.
This was not all as there were some of these people who did not post something intense enough to have them prosecuted by law, but this did not stop Anshul. Saxena traced these anti-nationalists to their job or place of work and informed their supervisors about this incident. This led to many of them being fired from their jobs and those who freelanced had their contracts terminated. This showed them that they cannot do whatever they want without thinking about the consequences of their actions. This sparked up on social media and led to Anshul’s crusade becoming viral.
During this endeavor, Saxena made sure to treat everyone equally – like a traitor and anti-nationalist. No one was spared for their malicious actions – whether they were males, or females, teenagers or adults, they were all prosecuted by Anshul the same way. When news of this spread, the remaining anti nationalists started to fear prosecution by Anshul and decided to stop posting such things online. Even now they are scared of facing the consequences of their actions. When this started getting viral, Anshul grew his following on twitter by a lot. Eventually, people recognized him as a hero and started calling him India’s cyber soldier.
This crusade of his was soon recognized by our Prime Minister – Mr. Narendra Modi. Mr. Modi has himself started following Anshul on twitter ever since the incident and this led to even more popularity for the latter. Mr. Modi has a huge following on twitter – from both India and abroad. And all of his followers noticed Anshul and agreed to nickname him the Cyber Soldier of India. Since then, Anshul has been even more involved in politics and posting about political news to make people aware about things like this. He has also helped spread the emotion of nationalism across the nation.
Recently, Anshul has started trending again when Twitter verified his account despite everything going on with their systems. Twitter had paused the verification process indefinitely and refused to verify anyone for the time being, but seeing how influential Anshul has been for the people, they verified him to avoid controversies. Moreover, when Pakistani Government’s websites got hacked, people thought it was none other than Anshul who did it. But, soon after Anshul denied any connection with the hacks via social media.
He is a true national hero. You can read more about him on the Anshul Saxena Wikipedia.