After portraying Leh as part of China, Twitter has now announced it as part of Jammu and Kashmir after which the central government demanded a response from it.
The Indian government has issued another warning on Twitter within a month. After portraying Leh as part of China, Twitter has now announced it as part of Jammu and Kashmir after which the central government demanded a response from it.
In fact, Twitter had told Leh to be part of Jammu and Kashmir instead of the Union Territory of Ladakh, which is the Union’s second location. Following this, the Department of Technology and Information Technology issued a notice on Twitter on November 9th. In the announcement, Twitter was directed for five days to explain why they should not be prosecuted for insulting the integrity of the Indian state.
Earlier Leh was told part of China
Twitter had previously portrayed Leh as part of China, after which a secretary from the Department of Technology and Information wrote a letter to the Twitter manager opposing it. In response, Twitter corrected the error. But Twitter is still preparing a map that will show Leh as part of the Union Territory of Ladakh.
It is noteworthy that a few days ago, Twitter was in the news for showing Leh in Jammu and Kashmir as part of the ‘People’s Republic of China’. National security analyst Nitin Gokhale first noticed this while near Leh airport and started working on Twitter. At the time, he realized that J&K was described by Twitter as part of China.
Following this, Ajay Prakash Sawhney, Secretary, Department of Technology and Information Technology, wrote to Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey, voicing the government’s strong opposition to “disrupting” the map of India.
In his letter, Sahni reminded Twitter that “Leh is the capital of the Union Territory of Ladakh and Ladakh and Jammu and Kashmir are a united and indivisible part of the country governed by the Indian Constitution.” Respect citizens’ sensitivity. He says any Twitter effort to discredit India’s sovereignty and integrity will not be accepted.
Finally giving a stern warning on Twitter, Sawhney noted that ‘these efforts not only bring shame on Twitter, but also raise questions about its impartiality as a mediator’.
Twitter has responded to India’s warning
Responding to the letter, a social media spokesperson said, “Twitter is committed to working with the Government of India. We respect the views expressed and welcome the letter.