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After changing the name of Allahabad to Prayagraj, Govt to replace the word 'Sexual Harrasment' with 'Teasing' to show India in better light

16, Oct 2018 By Santosh Pradhan

New Delhi: After much debate and criticism, the Uttar Pradesh government Tuesday approved the proposal to rename Allahabad as ‘Prayagraj’. The move was announced by Minister Siddharth Nath Singh. Singh, talking to reports, said that all departments like Railways would be asked to change the name to Prayagraj from Allahabad. Taking a cue from the UP government, the center has also decided to do some name changes.


The word ‘sexual harassment’ will be replaced by ‘Teasing’, ‘Riots’ to ‘fights’ and ‘corruption’ to ‘service charge’. Rajnath Singh headed Home ministry has made a sil=milar list of 100 words to be changed to show India in a better light. The human index of India has been falling down continuously and the government had to take this stern measures to show India as an example of a progressing society to the world forum.

Rajnath Singh has promised that Oxford dictionary board has been given the list and they will make the required changes in the Indian edition of the dictionary to gives a great victory to Indian culture and its progressiveness. Shashi Tharoor’s help was taken initially to understand the meaning of some words and then replace it with another word but no one in the committee understood the difficult words which Tharoor suggested so finally simple words were used after consulting class 2-3 English teachers in the country.