The government has sent a harsh letter to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsi, in which there has been strong disapproval of misrepresenting the Indian map. With this, it has been emphasized that any attempt by the microblogging platform to disrespect the sovereignty and unity of the country is completely rejected. In this letter written in a strict way, IT Secretary Ajay Sahni has warned the platform that such efforts not only bring insult to Twitter but also raise questions about its fairness and correctness.
Electronics & IT Ministry Secretary, Ajay Sawhney, writes to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey conveying strong disapproval of Govt over misrepresentation of India’s map
It mentions that such attempts not only bring disrepute to Twitter but also raise questions on its neutrality, fairness https://t.co/G5e0iVwmTf
– ANI (@ANI) October 22, 2020
Twitter had also shown the geographical location of Leh as inaccurate.
Sources in IT ministry sources have sent a tough letter to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsi in which he has vehemently disagreed with the government’s misrepresentation of India’s map. Earlier, Twitter showed the geographical location of Leh in Jammu and Kashmir, China. The IT Secretary reminded Twitter in his letter that Leh is the headquarters of Ladakh Union Territory. Along with this, Ladakh and Jammu and Kashmir are integral parts of India which are governed by the Constitution of India.
The government has asked Twitter to respect the sensitivity of Indian citizens. And it has also made it clear that any attempt by Twitter to insult India’s sovereignty and unity which is also visible by maps, is completely unacceptable and illegal.
A Twitter spokesperson has said on this that he is committed to working with the Indian government. They respect the sensitivity involved in this and the letter as a whole accept.