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
Hello Indic Wikisource proofreaders,
We are happy to announce that the Indic Wikisource Proofreadthon March 2022
 will be starting from tomorrow 01 March 2022 and will continue up to
16th March 2022.
We are also expecting higher participation than in previous contest.
We heartily welcome new Wikimedians from various parts of the country to
work on restoring our literary heritage to the digital era. Just like the
previous contest held in August 2020, we again promise to wrap up
everything within the expected timeline after the competition ends. We are
going to keep our promise again. :-)
Welcome you all to the contest.
This is to inform you all, that the Rapid Grants report for Annual Plan
2021-22 of West Bengal Wikimedians User Group has been submitted. The link
is here -
With this grant, we had organized two national level photographic
competitions on Wikimedia Commons and 3 proofread competitions on Bengali
Wikisource; ran a digitization program and provided infrastructure support
to some of our volunteers. We have spent INR 122169 for these activities
and still have INR 25501 left which is expected to be utilized for our next
Thanks and Regards,
Ananya, Bodhisattwa and Jayanta
(On behalf of West Bengal Wikimedians User Group)
It is planned an Indic Wikisource Meetup on 19th February 2022 - 7:30 PM
(IST) - 8:30 PM (IST) on behalf of all Indian Wikisource community. This
Online meetup is organized to discuss and plan the coming Wikisource
proofreadthon 2022 and International Mother Language Day celebration.
So I would request that Indic Wikisource admins and active proofreaders who
are willing to participate in Indic Wikisource proofreadthon, please join
this meetup. This will fulfil the following things.
- Show your Wikisource Status to the all India community.
- Share the standard practice followed by your community.
- Queries regarding Indic Wikisource Proofreadthon March 2022
- Suggest anything regarding the Contest procedure.
- Gift and prizes.
For details and updates, please follow the event page:
Coming Indic Wikisource proofreadthon:
Hope you are doing well. As A2K announced in January that Wikimedia
Wikimeet India 2022 is postponed for now. The dates were for the event from
18 to 20 February. Last year we were together to celebrate International
Mother Language Day which is on 21 February during WMWM.
This time we will celebrate the day by creating & developing articles on
local Wikis, proofreading the content on Wikisource, items that need to be
created on Wikidata [Labels & Descriptions], some language-related content
must be uploaded on Wikimedia Commons and so on. Therefore, the same dates
19 & 20 February are blocked for a two-days long edit-a-thon to increase
content about languages or related to languages. Anyone can participate in
this event and the link you can find below