Govt Sends Notice To Twitter For Showing Leh As Part Of J&K


New Delhi: The Centre has sought an explanation within five days from Twitter as to why legal action shouldn’t be taken against them for disrespecting India’s territorial integrity.

The popular social media platform has shown Leh as part of J&K, instead of Ladakh.

The Ministry of Electronics and IT has served a notice to Twitter’s global vice-president, terming the mistake as a “deliberate attempt to undermine the will of sovereign Parliament of India,” the Hindustan Times reported.

Ladakh became a Union Territory of India from October 31, 2019, with its headquarters in Leh.

A Twitter spokesperson said: “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,”

This is not Twitter’s first mistake in geo-tagging. They had earlier shown Leh as part of China, before rectifying the error.

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