India summoned leaders of Wikipedia after national cricketer page on in online The encyclopedia was edited after match with rival of Pakistan to claim that he was associated with the Sikh separatist movement, government source said on Monday.
Indian cricketer Arshdeep Singh draws wrath of a lot of social media users since Sunday when he dropped a simple catch in final stages of tense India-Pakistan match.
Singh’s Wikipedia page on Sunday said the Sikh cricketer born in north indian state of Punjab was chosen for play for Khalistan, referring to an independent Sikh state that some groups aspire to but does not exist.
The Wikipedia page has since been corrected.
BUT senior government a source told federal information technology (IT) ministry summoned Wikipedia executives over incident, without specifying.
Indian Ministry of Information Technology and Wikipedia did not immediately respond to inquiries for comment.
India economic times newspaper reported earlier on Monday government panel will doubt Wikipedia on how in online The encyclopedia is edited and how such modifications made to Singh’s page could be allowed.
“Edits have been traced back to servers in neighboring countries and maybe cause serious damage to inner peace and national safety of India,” the newspaper quoted government official as he claims.
Wikipedia articles, written mostly by unpaid volunteers, rely on on platforms from Google to Amazon Alexa and give their users information and context.
Emotions run high whenever india play Pakistan in what is cricket, the most passionate rivalry between bitter neighbors.
India won in in first group match between the main rivals on August 28, but Pakistan quickly recovered revenge Sunday thriller win at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.