Twitter India MD booked by UP police with a map showing J&K Ladakh outside India

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The map of India in the activity section of the Twitter website under the heading ‘Tweep Life’ shows the Union Territories of Ladakh, Jammu, and Kashmir outside India.

The director of Twitter India has been booked in another case registered by Uttar Pradesh police, this time on a social media site placing a distorted India map. The Uttar Pradesh region of Bulandshahr has filed a statement against Twitter India MD Manish Maheshwari and head of co-operation with Amrita Tripathi, both named suspects and booked under the Indian Penal Code section 505 (2) (public misconduct).

The map in question, which appeared on the activity section of the Twitter website under the heading ‘Tweep Life,’ showed the Unions of Ladakh, Jammu, and Kashmir outside India, which sparked outrage media. Twitter removed the map on Monday evening.

The FIR was placed at the Khurja Nagar police station on Monday evening due to a complaint by the head of the Bajrang Dal right-wing office. According to the FIR identified by the PTI, cases under the Information Technology Act section 74 (publication for fraudulent purposes) have also been used in this case.

“The world map doesn’t show Ladakh, Jammu, and Kashmir as parts of India. This is not uncommon. This act has hurt the feelings of the Indians, including me,” Bajrang Dal west and UP promoter Praveen Bhati said in a statement.

This is the second case posted on Twitter India MD. Ghaziabad police had earlier summoned him about their investigation into a video of an elderly Muslim man being attacked by a camera. Maheshwari has moved to the Karnataka High Court for relief, and the court has barred Ghaziabad police from initiating any action to oppress Manish Maheshwari until June 29. On Tuesday, June 28, the Uttar Pradesh government removed the High Court with the grant. Twitter MD.

Earlier Twitter had drawn similar criticism for portraying Leh as part of China. Then, in October last year, Twitter suffered a setback after its geotagging installation featured “Jammu and Kashmir, People’s Republic of China” during a live performance from Leh’s Hall of Fame, a memorial fallen army in the Union Territory of Ladakh.

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The American digital giant has been at loggerheads with the Indian government over new telecommunications laws. Even after a tense and tense relationship with the Indian government, Twitter on Friday, June 25, briefly barred IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad from accessing his account for alleged US copyright infringement – an act that the minister immediately condemned as oppressive and completely illegal. for IT.

However, despite repeated reminders, the government has taken to Twitter for deliberate contempt and failure to comply with the country’s new IT laws.

Meanwhile, India’s interim chief of complaints on Twitter, Dharmendra Chatur, has resigned for a few weeks to take up this vital role.

Jeremy Kessel of California has now been appointed as India’s grievance redressal officer on the platform. Although the placement seems not to meet the conditions of the new IT rules, vital officials, including the appeals officer, stay in India.

Twitter and the government must have been at loggerheads on several occasions in recent months, including a farmers’ strike and later when the microblogging platform included political positions of several BJP ruling party leaders as “fraudulent media,” sparking widespread criticism by the Union government.

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