Dear Indian Wikimedians,
As many of you may have known, one of our fellow Wikimedian was arrested by
Uttar Pradesh Police in October 2020. His name is Siddique Kappan (His
wikimedia username is User:Sidheeq). He is from Kerala, and he was active
in Wikimedia projects (mainly in Malayalam Wikipedia) until his arrest.
Incidently he is a journalist and he was arrested from the home of Hathras
rape and murder victim while reporting the victim Dalit girl's family
members. UP Police has slapped Sedition, Terrorism as well as UAPA charges
Kappen is diabetic and now COVID positive. He was admitted to hospital only
after he collapsed in the jail cell. With his deteriorating health, it was
accused that Kappan was chained to hospital bed like an animal. Today's
news reports say that he is in critical condition. (You could always google
As a tone deaf people I don't expect anything from this mail, I just wish
to share the information.
Stay Inside, Stay Complementary (non-critical), Stay safe, Stay healthy.
Siddique's en.wiki page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Sidheeq
Here is an update from the Wikimedia Strategy team. Interested community
members from India may have a look.
The Movement Strategy team has also started weekly "updates". 5 May and 12
May updates (and the upcoming updates) may be seen here:
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প্রেরক: Quim Gil <qgil(a)wikimedia.org>
Date: শুক্র, ১৪ মে, ২০২১ তারিখে ২:০৫ PM টায়
Subject: [Wikimedia-l] First round of Movement Strategy Implementation
To: Wikimedia Mailing List <wikimedia-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org>, <
The first call for Movement Strategy Implementation Grants is open. These
grants can support short-term planning activities with a budget of up to
*Apply by the end of June 15
We look forward to reading your applications. We are available for any
follow-up questions or clarifications via strategy2030(a)wikimedia.org.
Quim Gil (he/him)
Senior Manager of Community Relations @ Wikimedia Foundation
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We informed you about our fundraising test back in March  and I just
quickly wanted to follow up on this initial message. Due to the COVID 19
situation in India we have decided to not run the fundraising campaign. The
campaign will happen at some stage in the future and I will be in touch
with more details in plenty of time.
Our thoughts are with you all and for those of you who are not aware yet,
there is COVID 19 support available for Indian Wikipedia volunteers .
In case you have not met me yet, hi, I am Julia, the new Community
Relations person in the Advancement Department. If you have any questions
or comments, please do get in touch and I will help you further.
All my best,
Senior Community Relations Specialist
Wikimedia Foundation <https://wikimediafoundation.org/>
Explaining why it makes sense to preserve your photos for posterity, and
make them available to all who need the same... and also how to do it. Via
the Wikimedia Commons. https://youtu.be/id71txtQgbk
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