Modi government issues notice to Twitter, asks why legal action should not be initiated against them
The notice was issued on 9th November on the issue of showing Leh as part of Jammu and Kashmir instead of Union Territory of Ladakh.
In a major development, Modi government-led Ministry of Electronics and IT has issued a notice to Twitter. The notice was issued on 9th November on the issue of showing Leh as part of Jammu and Kashmir instead of Union Territory of Ladakh.
Ministry in its notice sent to global Vice President of Twitter has mentioned that showing Leh as part of Jammu and Kashmir is a deliberate attempt by Twitter to undermine the will of sovereign Parliament of India which had declared Ladakh as a Union Territory of India with its headquarter in Leh.
The Ministry in its notice has directed Twitter to explain within five working days as to why legal action should not be initiated against Twitter and its representatives for disrespecting the territorial integrity of India by showing incorrect map.
It is pertinent to mention here that earlier Twitter has shown Leh as part of People’s Republic of China after which Secretary Ministry of Electronics and IT had written a letter to CEO of Twitter Jack Dorsey raising objection to that. In response to that Twitter had removed People’s Republic of China.
But Twitter has not yet corrected the map to show Leh as part of Union Territory of Ladakh. It is still showing Leh as part of Jammu and Kashmir, which is against the official position of Government of India.
Statement from Twitter
"Twitter remains committed to partnering with the Government of India and the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology to serve the public conversation. We have duly responded to the letter and, as part of our correspondence, shared a comprehensive update with the latest developments regarding the geo-tag issue."
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