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Backlash on social media as India renames famous poet Akbar Allahabadi to Akbar Prayagraj


Netizens have responded angrily to the Indian government’s move to change famous Muslim poet Akbar Allahabadi’s name, Indian media reported Tuesday.

The poet has now been renamed as Akbar Prayagraj, according to the Uttar Pradesh Higher Education Services Commission (UPHESC), an autonomous body under the state government.

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