New Delhi: In another development, the Central government on Thursday asked microblogging site Twitter to respond in five days as to why legal action shouldn’t be taken against them for disrespecting India’s territorial integrity. Also Read - Karan Johar Writes Open Letter to 'Friend' Madhur Bhandarkar Over Netflix Show 'Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives', Says 'Our Title Was Distinct'
On November 9, the Ministry of Electronics & IT had issued notice to Twitter for showing Leh as part of J&K instead of Union Territory of Ladakh. Also Read - 'Heartbreaking': Gay Boy Writes a Letter to Santa & Asks If God Loves Him, Leaves People in Tears
In the notice to Twitter, the Central government said showing Leh as part of Jammu and Kashmir was a “deliberate attempt to undermine the will of sovereign parliament of India which had declared Ladakh as a Union Territory with its headquarters in Leh”.
Twitter had earlier shown Leh as part of China after which Secretary, Ministry of Electronics & IT had written to Twitter CEO raising an objection. In response, Twitter had rectified the error. But it has not yet corrected the map to show Leh as part of Union Territory of Ladakh
As per updates, the government will take strong action if Twitter doesn’t respond or if the response is not satisfactory. The centre either can block access to Twitter under the Information Technology Act, or a police case can be filed with up to six-month imprisonment.
On the other hand, Twitter responded to the notice saying it remains committed to partnering with the Central government and the Ministry of Electronics & IT to serve the public conversation. “Duly responded to the letter and as part of our correspondence, shared a comprehensive update with latest developments regarding geo-tag issue,” it said.