Sunday, April 11, 2021
Home News Reports Wikipedia page on Noakhali genocide, where Muslims massacred Hindus, vandalised to show Muslims as...

Wikipedia page on Noakhali genocide, where Muslims massacred Hindus, vandalised to show Muslims as victims: Details

An image caption in the article was also changed from ‘Gandhi listens to a survivor in Noakhali, 1946’ to ‘RSS Influencing a survivor in Noakhali to kill Muslims, 1946’.

In a disturbing incident of vandalising on Wikipedia, the wiki page on the Noakhali riots to have found edited to switch the religion of victims and perpetrators of the riots. An edit done to the online crown-sourced encyclopaedia page on 9th April said, “The Noakhali riots were a series of semiorganized massacres, rapes, abductions and forced conversions of Muslims to Hindu and looting and arson of Muslim properties perpetrated by the Hindu community in the districts of Noakhali in the Chittagong Division of Bengal Presidency (now in Bangladesh) in October–November 1946”. The title of the page was changed from Noakhali Genocide to Indian Genocide.

This vandalism was pointed out by a twitter user with the name Stories of Bengali Hindus on Twitter.

The Noakhali riots actually attack on Hindus by Muslims in undivided Bengal in 1946. The riots that went on for almost a week had resulted in death of almost 5000 Hindus. Other than that, hundreds of Hindu women were raped and thousands of Hindu men and women were forcibly converted to Islam by people from Muslim community. Hindus were also forced to pay Jiziyah tax to the Muslim League.

But the Wikipedia page on the riots was changed by someone from IP address, and switched the words Hindu and Muslim in the entire article, making it massacre of Muslims by Hindus. The caption of a photo used in the article was also changed, while the original caption was ‘Gandhi listens to a survivor in Noakhali, 1946’, it was changed to ‘RSS Influencing a survivor in Noakhali to kill Muslims, 1946’.

In one para while the original article said that 50000 Hindus were stranded under the strict surveillance of the Muslims, it was changed to say that 50009 Muslims were stranded under surveillance of Indian Army.

The Wiki page was later restored to its original version by alert Wikipedia editors.

A search for the IP address from where the vandalism was done shows that it is located in Dhaka region in Bangladesh. The internet connection is taken from Banglalink, a cellular service provider in Bangladesh. It indicates that some Islamist groups are behind the vandalism in an effort to whitewash the role of Muslims in the genocide of Hindus that had happened in present-day Bangladesh.

  Support Us  

Whether NDTV or 'The Wire', they never have to worry about funds. In name of saving democracy, they get money from various sources. We need your support to fight them. Please contribute whatever you can afford

OpIndia Staff
Staff reporter at OpIndia

Related Articles

Trending now

Lockdowns, ‘Covidiots’ and ‘Responsible’ Citizens

We know of the recent surge in COVID cases all over India, but the simultaneous surge in ‘responsible’ citizens appalled by the irresponsibility of ‘Covidiots’

Shambhu priest death case: Protestor dead in police action, shops on temple land to remain sealed and finally Rajasthan govt agreeing to order probe

A probe has been initiated by Rajasthan government after 10-day agitation led by BJP leader Kirodi Lal Meena

Hindu activists in Kerala object to Muslim League flags outside Temple, stop movie shoot, arrested: Read details

One of the scenes showed a girl dressed in traditional Hindu attire exiting the temple and being attracted to a man of a different religion (Islam).

Rahul Gandhi decides to campaign in West Bengal, but in one constituency, only hours before ‘silence period’ kicks in: How it might impact Congress

Congress Scion Rahul Gandhi will be visiting West Bengal on April 14 in the hopes to turn around his party's political fortunes.

Farmer Protest supporters demand release of multiple-murder accused Jagtar Singh Johal, use a special ‘Toolkit’ to ‘#FreeJaggiNow’

Supporters of Jagtar Singh Johal are using Farmers Protests for their own agenda demanding release of the multiple murder accused

Senior doctor in-charge of COVID-19 ward in Bhopal resigns after Congress leader and sidekick misbehave with him, hospital staff: Full details

Congress leader P C Sharma along with a local corporator Guddu, can be seen misbehaving with a senior doctor Yogendra Shrivastav in Bhopal

Recently Popular

USA: Police officers show up at Twitter user’s home for criticising Congresswoman AOC on social media, her spokesperson denies involvement

Two policemen visited the home of an American citizen for tweeting against Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC).

Maharashtra Congress leader slams Aaditya Thackeray for clearing Rs 3,693 crores to renovate bungalows of Shiv Sena corporators

Janardan Chandurkar requested governor to intervene after Aaditya Thackeray allotted Rs3,693 crores to Shiv Sena corporators

Watch: Arnab Goswami’s special message for Barkha Dutt after Sachin Vaze lands in Taloja Jail

Without explicitly naming Barkha Dutt, Arnab Goswami slammed the journalist for celebrating his unlawful arrest.

Prashant Kishor says internal survey shows BJP win, hails PM Modi, admits TMC’s Muslim appeasement politics: Here is everything he said on Clubhouse

"Major problem that we have to accept is that there have been efforts for the last 20 years to appease the minorities," said Prashant Kishor

Lutyens journalist speaking ‘truth to the power’ by discussing Mamata Banerjee’s toilet routine

An embarrassed Prashant Kishor jokingly asked the Lutyens journalist, "Am I expected to answer this also?"

Massive win for Arnab Goswami as Mumbai Police terminates all chapter proceedings against Republic media network: Read details

Republic TV has announced that all chapter proceedings initiated by the Mumbai Police have bow been terminated.
- Advertisement -


Connect with us