India Today journalist, Tanushree Pandey, claimed that the media organisation had accessed emails sent from the server of Communication and Information services in JNU, which were reportedly damaged by the Left-wing students on January 4. Tech-savvy netizens have pointed out the flaw in the claim
New Delhi: India Today has once again grabbed headlines after its anchor Rahul Kanwal's botched up 'sting operation' that tried to falsely depict a Left-wing student as an ABVP member for the crimes that the Leftists unleashed on January 5 inside the campus.
On Sunday (January 12), India Today media network again made tall claims through a now-proven false propaganda against the JNU administration, in what can be termed as a vain bid to relieve Leftists from their crimes.
Taking to Twitter, India Today journalist, Tanushree Pandey claimed that the media organisation had allegedly accessed JNU emails sent from the server of Communication and Information services, which were reportedly damaged by the Left-wing students on January 4.
In her claims, the India Today journalist implied that there was no damage to servers as stated by Delhi Police.
Tanushree asked how someone could claim that the Leftists damaged the servers if emails could be sent through these servers?
Well, no one could argue with the logic, but it looks like Tanushree needs to know more about how the system works.
Take a look at the journalist’s tweet.
.@IndiaToday accesses mails sent from the server of Communication & Info Services, which was down acc to #JNU admin after left students vandalised server room. Administration said that registration process couldn't take place because server was down. So how did the mass mails go? pic.twitter.com/B0gCAhd5Uy— Tanushree Pandey (@TanushreePande) January 11, 2020
Soon after this tweet was posted, NDTV journalist Arvind Gunasekar also questioned how the JNU administration sent mails if the servers at CIS (a mailing server) had already been damaged.
JNU VC had said that Communication and Information Service was vandalised by students on Jan 4 and so CCTVs weren’t working on Jan 5th...University’s digital services came to a stand still till Jan 8.— Arvind Gunasekar (@arvindgunasekar) January 11, 2020
If so, how was this mail sent by CIS (mailing server) on Jan 5 at 1.58 PM ?! pic.twitter.com/Z7qWqZdSC2
Surprisingly, Gunasekar is a JNU alumnus, and would expect at least him to know how the internal mails in JNU work.
The hurry to target ABVP students and JNU administration is quite evident.
But before we go into how the system works, there are certain things that we need to understand. The emails have been sent by JNU administration on January 5, which is a day after Leftist goons damaged the servers.
These journalists seem to think that the servers are some godly machines that were brought to perform every activity like CCTV monitoring, providing wi-fi and sending emails for JNU administration, and that if the server is gone, all communication is lost.
To make it more embarrassing, they have wholly failed to understand the primary difference between mail servers and web servers.
The JNU administration has at least two servers for their day-to-day operations for CCTV operations, hosting websites, wi-fi, etc.
The JNU administration may have also employed different and third-party servers for its email services, which need not be located inside the campus.
Hello tech illiterate journalist of @IndiaToday, JNU uses G Suite for Education for email needs. So the mail server is not located on campus. A simple MX record lookup of https://t.co/71ocgf3UtR would’ve told you that. https://t.co/4VS1gr4BcS pic.twitter.com/eadOJoqx8A— Spaminder Bharti (@attomeybharti) January 11, 2020
According to netizens, JNU uses Google Suite for all its academic email needs. So, the email servers are not located inside the JNU campus.
The JNU administration seems to be running its Gmail account on "jnu.ac.in" site which is being run on a different server and not on the same server that was destroyed.
The administration can send emails as it is hosted on a different server in the US and not on the damaged ones as claimed by these 'journalists'.
Earlier, Delhi Police said that seven left-wing students, including the president of JNUSU, Aishe Ghosh and four Left students’ organisations were responsible for the violence that was inflicted on students on the campus.
After Delhi Police called for a press conference and claimed that the Leftist students were involved in the violence, India Today decided to come up with a “sting” operation claiming that the JNU students belonged to the ABVP and had a person confessing on camera.
Find out how that too turned out to be a lie: India Today anchor Rahul Kanwal caught defending lies, claims Left-wing student is ABVP member
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