Highlights

  • UP Higher Education Service Commission website
  • Allahabadi in names of poets replaced with Prayagraj
  • Commission says website restored, complaint filed

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Hackers replaced Allahabadi from names of prominent poet with Prayagraj on the UP Higher Education Service Commission website

Allahabad is now Prayagraj. Thanks to UP CM Yogi Adityanath's fetish for changing names of cities.

So will the famous poet Akbar Allahabadi will now be known as Akbar Prayagraji? Mischievous, you say. Well it did happen for some time on the website of UP Higher Education Service Commission.

Officials said that the website was hacked on Tuesday with the hackers replacing the last name “Allahabadi” of some renowned poets with “Praygaraj”. The great hack is in an "apparent resentment" of the change of the name this historical city, an official told PTI.

The renowned poets and litterateurs whose last name "Allahabadi" was replaced by “Prayagraj” included Akbar Allahabadi, Tej Allahabadi and Rasheed Allahabadi, the Commission’s chairman Ishwar Charan Vishwakarma told PTI.

The Commission, however, was able to restore its Hindi website and the work is on to restore its English portal. A complaint about the incident has been lodged with the Cyber Cell of the city police.

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