Indian Govt warns Twitter CEO over showing Leh in China
Ajay Sahni, Secretary in the IT Ministry, has written a letter to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsi. Sahni said that any such effort not only tarnishes Twitter's reputation, but it also makes Twitter's impartiality suspicious as a medium.
New Delhi: The micro-blogging site Twitter has given a strict warning to Kashmir about showing China as part of China. The government has said that every attempt by Twitter to respect the sovereignty and integrity of the country is unacceptable.
Indian Govt notice to Twitter:
No such attempt will be tolerated. Twitter had described Leh's geographical location as part of the People's Republic of China.
Ajay Sahni, Secretary in the IT Ministry, has written a letter to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey. Sahni said that any such effort not only tarnishes Twitter's reputation, but it also makes Twitter's impartiality suspicious as a medium.
Ajay Sahni writes to Twitter CEO:
Sahni in her letter reminded Twitter that Leh is the headquarters of the union territory of Ladakh. The letter states that both Ladakh and Jammu and Kashmir are integral and inseparable parts of India and administered by the Constitution of India.
"Disrespect sovereignty and integrity of India, which is also reflected by the maps, is totally unacceptable" and "unlawful", writes Sahni.
The government has asked Twitter to respect the sensitivity of Indian citizens. The government has also made it clear that any attempt by Twitter to disregard India's sovereignty and integrity (as in the case of the map) is completely illegal and unacceptable.
Following the controversy, Twitter released a statement saying that we came to know about this technical flaw on Sunday and we understand and respect its sensitivity. Teams have quickly resolved the geotag issue by investigating it.