The federal government has advised Twitter to clarify inside “5 working days” why it confirmed Leh as a part of Jammu and Kashmir as an alternative of a separate Union Territory, sources have mentioned. If Twitter would not reply or if it isn’t “passable”, sources mentioned the federal government has a number of choices – it could possibly block entry to Twitter beneath the Info Know-how Act, and a police case might be filed with as much as six-month imprisonment.
In a discover to the micro-blogging platform owned by Jack Dorsey, the federal government mentioned displaying Leh as a part of Jammu and Kashmir was a “deliberate try by Twitter to undermine the desire of sovereign parliament of India which had declared Ladakh as a Union Territory with its headquarters in Leh”, the sources mentioned.
The federal government mentioned Twitter ought to clarify why authorized motion shouldn’t be taken in opposition to the web site and its representatives for “disrespecting the territorial integrity of India by displaying incorrect map.”
Earlier, Twitter had additionally proven Leh as a part of China, after which the secretary of the Electronics and Info Know-how Ministry had written to Jack Dorsey. In response, Twitter had made modifications however it has not but corrected the map to indicate Leh beneath the Union Territory of Ladakh. It’s nonetheless displaying Leh as a part of Jammu and Kashmir.
Within the earlier matter, the geo-location of Leh was proven on Twitter as a part of China. In that case additionally, the federal government had conveyed to Twitter that any try by the social media large to “disrespect sovereignty and integrity of India, which can be mirrored by the maps, is completely unacceptable” and “illegal”.
Ladakh was carved out from Jammu and Kashmir and granted the Union Territory standing on August 5 final 12 months when the centre scrapped particular standing beneath Article 370 of the Structure and divided it into two Union Territories – Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh.