Twitter misses India’s map; Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh are not on the map

A map of Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh India was posted on the official Twitter page. On the map, Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh are not part of India.


Delhi, First Published Jun 28, 2021, 6:28 PM IST

New Delhi: Misrepresentation of map of India has once again sparked controversy on Twitter. The official page of Twitter has a map of India without Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. The central government responded that this was a very serious matter. Twitter has also appointed an American citizen as a grievance redressal officer for violating IT rules.

The official page of Twitter posted a map of India, the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. On the map, Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh are not part of India. This map on the Twitter page is now becoming a new controversy against Twitter. The central government has indicated that there will be serious interference. Twitter has not yet come up with an official explanation as to why Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh, which are part of India, are not included on Twitter’s India map.

The clash between Twitter and the central government over the implementation of IT rules had even led to the lockout of Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad’s Twitter account. Even before that controversy erupted, there was a controversy that India was now off the map. IT during the confrontation with the center. An official appointed by Twitter to resolve complaints under the Act has resigned. Jeremy Kessel, an American citizen, was appointed by Twitter shortly after the IT Act required an Indian official. The center will also use this as a weapon against Twitter.

Meanwhile, Ghaziabad police are cracking down on Twitter for allegedly giving false information about a video of an elderly woman being abused by a minority community. Police may approach the Supreme Court against the Karnataka High Court order restraining the arrest. In view of this, Twitter India MD has filed an interdict in the Supreme Court.

Last Updated Jun 28, 2021, 6:35 PM IST