New Delhi: In a strong disapproval, India has sent a letter to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey over misinterpretation of the Indian map and asserted that Ladakh and Jammu and Kashmir are “integral and inalienable parts of India governed by the Constitution of India”.
The social media platform’s location settings showed Leh as part of China.
The Centre expressed its disapproval of the “misrepresentation of map of India” and asked the company to “respect sensitivities of Indian citizens”, sources said.
According to sources, the Central government also told Twitter that any attempt to disrespect sovereignty and integrity of India, which is also reflected by the maps, is totally unacceptable” and “unlawful”.
In the strong message, IT secretary Ajay Sawhney states, “..such attempts not only brings disrepute to Twitter but also raises questions about its neutrality and fairness as an intermediary.”
He also reminded Twitter that Leh is the headquarter of Union Territory of Ladakh.
This comes at a time when India and China are engaged in a standoff along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) since May.