The Wikipedia page of Gopal Chandra Mukherjee, also known as ‘Gopal Patha’, has been removed from the site. Mukherjee played a crucial role in avenging the 1946 Great Calcutta Killings, which were orchestrated by the Muslim League. The page’s removal has sparked controversy.
Author Monidipa Bose was one of the first to draw attention to the removal of the page, posting about it on Twitter. She expressed her surprise and questioned why the page had been deleted.
According to the archives of the discussion surrounding the deletion of the page, the idea was first proposed by an editor named ‘EditorKamran’ on February 9. He claimed that the sources used to support the page were unreliable and partisan.
The nomination for deletion was supported by another editor, ‘BoyTheKingCanDance’, who is a member of ‘WikiProject Pakistan.’ Interestingly, the discussion was included in the list of ‘Bangladesh-related deletion discussions’ by a member of ‘WikiProject Bangladesh.’
Critics have accused Wikipedia of bias, citing the fact that the editors who nominated the page for deletion were from Pakistan and supported by another editor from the same country. Some have also raised concerns about the reliability of the sources used to justify the page’s removal.
The controversy surrounding the removal of Gopal Patha’s Wikipedia page highlights the challenges of maintaining neutrality and objectivity in online platforms that rely on user-generated content. Critics have called for greater transparency and accountability in the way that decisions are made about what content is allowed on sites like Wikipedia.
Who was Gopal Patha?
Gopal Chandra Mukherjee, popularly known as Gopal Patha, was a Hindu activist who played a significant role in avenging the 1946 Great Calcutta Killings. On August 16, 1946, the Muslim League had called for a ‘Direct Action Day,’ which resulted in widespread violence and riots in Kolkata, then known as Calcutta.
In response to the violence, Gopal Patha mobilized groups of young Hindus to defend their community and provide shelter to those under threat. He was instrumental in organizing the resistance against the rioters and helped to save many Hindu men and women from harm.
Gopal Patha’s actions were celebrated by many in the Hindu community as a brave act of defiance against the forces of religious violence. He became a folk hero and an inspiration to future generations of Hindu activists.
Gopal Patha’s bravery and dedication to protecting the lives and dignity of Hindus in Kolkata during the Great Calcutta Killings have earned him a place in the annals of Indian history as a fearless defender of his people.
While Gopal Patha’s Wikipedia page has been removed, his legacy continues to inspire those who seek to promote communal harmony and defend the rights of marginalized communities