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Center summons Wikipedia executives after edited Arshdeep Singh page shows ‘Khalistani links’

The central government summoned Wikipedia leaders on Monday to demand an explanation of how the Wikipedia page entry of Arshdeep Singh, the leader of the Indian team, shows the leader’s alleged links to the Khalistani movement.

Key details on his Wikipedia page have changed to refer to him as a Khalistani. However, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology believes that this could cause a rift in India and could also cause trouble for the cricketer’s family.

Wikipedia’s edited entry about Arshdeep Singh missing the third ball from Ravi Bishnoi’s 18th has been amended following India’s five-wicket loss to Pakistan in the Asian Cup on Sunday.

The 23-year-old Punjab Kings pacemaker has come under fire from cricket fans on social media for dropping Asif Ali’s hold in the Super 4 18th over against Pakistan. He was brutally trolled by a section of social media users for the mistake he made in a pressure situation.

An anonymous user replaced the words India with Khalistan in several places on the profile minutes after India were beaten by Pakistan. Additionally, the cricketer’s name has been changed twice while several changes have been made to his cricket stats.

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However, these changes were reversed within 15 minutes by Wikipedia editors.

Criticizing the way Arshdeep was trolled for the dropped hold, Punjab Education Minister Gurmeet Singh Meet Hayer said the regressive psyche was trolling him for only dropping one hold.
In an attempt to boost Pacer’s morale, Hayer declared Arshdeep to be the future of the nation. Inspiration for young people. Hatred has no place in sport, he said.

Responding to criticism over her son’s performance in last night’s match, Arshdeep’s mum said that even Virat Kohli had a meltdown in previous matches and he had just recovered. She asked him (Arshdeep) to come back with the cup, she said.

Former Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh also comes in support of the young Indian pacer and said quite regrettable that Arshdeep Singh is mocking him for a lost take. Such things happen in sports, especially under such tremendous pressure, he wrote in a Facebook post.

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