Twitter staff booked, But BJP MP Tweet with incorrect maps India passes below UP Radar Police
Twitter Staff: Eleven other incidents have been reported in which an incorrect map of India has been published – but no police action has been demanded or taken.
The northern part of India is shown on the official map of the country.
New Delhi: One of India’s latest FIR vehicles targeting Twitter staff is related to an inaccurate map of India in its area. Although Twitter staff removed the faulty map after its release on Monday, FIR was registered with the parent company, Twitter India managing director Manish Maheshwari and another Amrita Tripathi.
Sharing an inaccurate map of India, especially about the Jammu and Kashmir regions, is far more common than one might imagine. However, in most cases, FIRS is not included – especially if the person or organization that made a mistake downloads the wrong map down. Even if the wrong map can be deleted, charges are rarely filed if the people contact those in charge. The case against Twitter Staff is probably due to ongoing opposition between the speaker and the government rather than the case itself.
In 2016, Narendra Modi’s government played a new law requiring seven years’ imprisonment and a $ 100 million fine on anyone who unintentionally shared a map that did not mark India’s borders. However, the draft Geospatial Information Regulation Bill was eventually kept cold due to its controversial provision.
There are many instances where the wrong map of India was used online or offline – and it was not followed up by the police even though the government was aware of the matter.
1. BJP leader Shobha Karandlaje, January 2020
BJP Member of Parliament for Karnataka, Shobha Karandlaje. He was speaking at a rally supporting the controversial national law (Saturday) in Chikmaglur in January 2020. Behind him on stage was a large banner with a map of India – with the north-western part of Jammu and Kashmir missing. After Parliament sent photos with a map, the error was revealed by users on Twitter. However, no action has been taken against Karandlaje or the party that organized the Rashtra Jagarana Samiti event.
Karandlaje’s tweet with the wrong map is still on Twitter, but UP Police did not see fit to open a case.
2. Government of Gujarat, September 2014
While the Gujarat government was distributing copies of a map of China’s Guangdong province that misrepresented Arunachal Pradesh as part of China, the Congress party asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to apologize. “This is unacceptable to the monarchy, policy and foreign policy of the country. We want the Prime Minister to make an appropriate statement on this matter and undoubtedly write a strong letter to the President of China, which must be made public,” Congress spokesman Abhishek Manu Singhvi said at the time.
3. Shashi Tharoor, December 2019
About a month before Karandlaje, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor had been criticized for a similar mistake. He shared a photo on Twitter at an anti-CAA meeting he had attended, and that photo, too, showed an inaccurate map of India. Tharoor then deleted the tweet. Several BJP leaders, including Amit Malviya and Sambit Patra, had reprimanded him for the mistake, but no charges had been filed with the police.
4. Manufacturers of Namaste London, August 2018
The poster of Parineeti Chopra and Arjun Kapoor – actress Namaste London needed to be remembered for removing the Aksai Chin region from the map of India. While the error was widely reported and the paper was changed, no action was taken by the filmmakers.
5. RSS oral editor, March 2015
In March 2015, an oral RSS promoter apologized after publishing a map of India showing that parts of Kashmir entering Pakistan were in Pakistan. The web edition lowered the map, but nothing could be done about the type of print that was already in circulation. Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad raised the issue in Parliament, but police were not involved.
6. Australia, November 2014
A few days before the planned G20 summit in Brisbane, all G20 leaders were shown a wrong India map.
7. BBC, January 2021
During a show in January this year, the BBC unveiled an incomplete map of India. A day later, the station apologized and said that the error would be corrected in future radio broadcasts.
8. Al Jazeera, April 2015
While the BBC did not face any action from the authorities, Al Jazeera was removed from the air for five days in April 2015 to show India’s inaccurate map on air repeatedly. While the Department of Information and Broadcasting took the initiative and fined the station, no case was lodged with the police.
9. WHO, February 2021
The Indian government said in February this year after a World Health Organization website revealed that Jammu and Kashmir were not part of India’s map. The WHO later added a complaint to the map about how the views on the legal situation in the field were not heard.
10. Mark Zuckerberg, May 2015
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg wrote a world map on his Facebook page in May 2015 that misrepresented the borders of India. After several users reported the problem, she deleted her post.
11.Wikipedia, December 2020
The Indian government in December last year asked Wikipedia to remove a map showing Aksai Chin as part of China. The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology secretary reportedly wrote to the company, saying the map should be reduced. Again, there was no police involvement in the case.
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