AjeyoLAST UPDATED: Oct. 22, 2020, 3:40 p.m.
Manish Kumar, New Delhi: The Indian government has conveyed a strong protest to Twitter for misrepresenting the map of India.
IT Secretary Ajay Sahni has written a strong letter to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, in which he has lodged India's objection.
Ajay Sahni has also stated in clear words to Twitter that the social media platform should respect the sentiments of the people of India.
Giving a strong warning to Twitter, the IT secretary has written that such actions not only tarnish the credibility of the popular social media platform but will also raise questions on its neutrality and impartiality.
On October 18, Twitter showed the Jio-tag location of Leh as Jammu and Kashmir (China) on its platform. The IT Secretary has clarified on Twitter that Leh is part of the Union Territory of Ladakh and Ladakh and Jammu and Kashmir are integral parts of India, which are governed by the Constitution of India.
"The government has now written a letter after seeing the mistake. It is high time that Twitter fixes all the problems. He showed Lina a part of China. He Showed Leh as part of Jammu and Kashmir which is incorrect. Leh is now a part of the Union Territory of Ladakh," National security analyst Nitin Gokhale said.
A Twitter spokesperson later issued a statement saying they were aware of the sensitivity on the Kashmir issue. The statement also said that teams are investigating to resolve the related geo-tagging problem.
"We came to know about this technical issue on Sunday and understand and respect the sensitivity around it. Teams have increasingly worked to investigate and resolve a related geotag issue," the Twitter statement said.