Government issue notice to Twitter for showing Leh in Jammu and Kashmir. The government warns that legal actions will be taken against them.
The Union Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has issued notice to Twitter for showing Leh as part of Jammu and Kashmir instead of the Ladakh, sources in the Ministry said. According to Sources, on 9th November the Ministry issued a notice to the Global Vice President of Micro blogging platform.
Parliament has declared Ladakh as a Union Territory and Leh is its headquarters. But Twitter has described Leh as part of Jammu and Kashmir. The Ministry has asked Twitter within five days to explain why legal action should not be taken against it and its employees for playing with the integrity of India by showing a wrong map.
Government have said that some actions will be taken under Section 69A of the IT Act which provides for imprisonment for six month. In a live broadcast earlier, Twitter had shown Leh part of China. After which the IT Ministry had written a strong objection by writing a letter to CEO Jack Dorsey. Later, The site has also apologized before the Joint Parliamentary Committee.
THe micro blogging site says that “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.”