Indian govt writes to Twitter CEO, disapproves the map misrepresentation

The government of India has written a stern letter to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, conveying its strong disapproval 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 totally unacceptable.

IT Secretary Ajay Sawhney has warned the platform that such attempts not only bring disrepute to Twitter, but also raises questions about its neutrality and fairness as an intermediary.

Earlier, Twitter had shown geo-location of Leh in Jammu and Kashmir, People’s Republic of China.

The IT secretary, in his letter, has reminded Twitter that Leh is the headquarter of Union Territory of Ladakh, and both Ladakh, as well as Jammu and Kashmir, are integral and inalienable parts of India, governed by the Constitution of India.