Government issues notice to Twitter for showing Leh in Jammu and Kashmir, warns of legal action
New Delhi [India], November 12 (ANI): The Union Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has issued notice to Twitter for showing Leh as part of Jammu and Kashmir instead of the Ladakh, sources in the Ministry said here on Thursday.
According to sources, the Ministry had issued a notice to the Global Vice President of the micro-blogging platform on November 9.
The Ministry in its notice has mentioned that showing Leh as part of Jammu and Kashmir is a deliberate attempt by Twitter to undermine the will of sovereign Parliament of India, which had declared Ladakh as a Union Territory of India with its headquarter in Leh, sources said.
They said the Ministry has directed Twitter to explain within five working days why legal action should not be initiated against Twitter and its representatives for disrespecting the territorial integrity of India by showing an incorrect map.
Possible actions against Twitter can include a ban on access to Twitter under Section 69A of the IT Act or the registration of an FIR under the Criminal Laws Amendment Act, on charges which is punishable up to six months in jail.