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Nehru’s Wiki page edited through government IP address; Congress seeks PM Modi’s reply

Stepping up attack against the Narendra Modi government at the Centre, the Congress on Wednesday claimed that the mischievous changes were made in the Wikipedia pages of former prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru and his forefathers. The Congress alleged that the changes were made from a government of India IP (Internet Protocol) address.

Congress has alleged that a software that tracks anonymous Wikipedia edits has found that mischievous changes were made to the entries on June 26.

These edits were later deleted by volunteer editors of the online encyclopedia. The discovery was broadcast by @AnonGoIWPEdits – the Twitter handle of the software that was created by Pranesh Prakash of Bengaluru.

“Wikipedia pages of Jawaharlal Nehru, Motilal Nehru were altered. What is worse it was done from a government IP and from National Informatics Centre,” says Congress leader Randeep Surjewala.

Questioning Modi over the issue, Surjewala said, “Will PM answer how were Wikipedia pages of former Prime ministers and Congress leaders altered through a Govt IP?”

As per reports, the malicious edits stated, “Gangadhar was born as a Muslim by the name of Ghiasuddin Ghazi but changed his name to a Hindu Ganga Dhar to escape British clutches.”

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