Recently, Twitter showed Leh’s ‘Geo-Location’ in Jammu and Kashmir, People’s Republic of China. The Government of India has now issued a warning to Twitter. Ajay Sawhney, Secretary, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, wrote a letter to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on this issue and has raised a strong objection to calling Jammu and Kashmir a part of China.
The letter mentions all the aspects on the basis of which the social media platform presented an incorrect map of India. According to sources Ajay Sawhney, Secretary, Ministry of Information Broadcasting, wrote in a letter to
Twitter that Leh is the headquarters of the Union Territory of Ladakh.
Apart from this, Ladakh and Jammu Kashmir is an integral part of India and it comes under the Indian Constitution. So the kind of map that introduced is completely unacceptable and objectionable.
The Indian Govt’s warning to Twitter
Let us tell that after the matter came to light, a Twitter spokesperson called it a technical flaw. The government has asked Twitter to respect the sensitivity of Indian citizens. The government has also made it clear that any attempt by it to disregard India’s sovereignty and integrity (as in the case of the map) is completely illegal and unacceptable.
Twitter has overcome the problem by saying ‘technical flaw’
When the controversy escalated, Twitter said in a statement that the matter was in their knowledge and that the problem was resolved. A spokesperson for the company issued a statement. By saying, “We came to know about this technical flaw on Sunday and we understand and respect its sensitivity. Teams have quickly investigated and solved the geotag issue”. Apart from it, China’s mobile company Xiaomi also did a similar act.
Information about the areas of Arunachal Pradesh was not available in his smartphones. Later Xiaomi also called it a ‘technical flaw’. A spokesperson for the company said that the problem has been resolved.