The government has shot off a stern letter to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, expressing its strong refusal over misrepresentation of the Indian map, and asserted that any attempt by the micro-blogging platform to disrespect the country’s sovereignty and integrity is unacceptable.
IT Secretary Ajay Sahni has strongly warned the platform that such attempts not only bring disrepute to Twitter but also raise questions about its neutrality and fairness as a mediator.
Earlier, Twitter showed the geo-location of Leh in Jammu and Kashmir, People’s Republic of China.
The IT secretary reminded Twitter in his letter that Leh is the headquarter of the Union Territory of Ladakh and both Ladakh as well as Jammu & Kashmir are integral and inalienable parts India, governed by the Constitution of India.
The government has asked Twitter to respect the sensitivities of Indian citizens and has made it clear that any attempt by Twitter to disrespect the sovereignty and integrity of India, which is also reflected through maps, is completely unacceptable and illegal.