Complaint filed against Twitter in Patna court for showing J K, Ladakh as separate country


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A complaint case has been filed against Twitter India and its Managing Director Manish Maheshwari by Patna-based social activist Sanjay Rungta in the chief judicial magistrate court for showing an incorrect map of India on its website.

In the distorted map that triggered a major controversy recently, Twitter had excluded Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh from India and showed them as a separate country.

In his complaint, Sanjay Rungta has alleged that Twitter India was repeatedly tampering with the Indian map and did not fall in line despite instructions from the central government.

He has also pointed out that Twitter posted a similar distorted map on November 12 last year when it showed Ladakh as a part of China. Back then too, the Centre had pulled up Twitter and warned it.

Sanjay Rungta said on May 28, Twitter once again tampered with the Indian map and showed Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh as separate country.

He said Twitter India’s actions show that it is “making a concerted effort to tarnish India’s image”.

In his petition, Sanjay Rungta said Siddharth Shambhu, Prem Ranjan Patel and Rajiv Ranjan would be the prime witness.

Twitter India and its chief Manish Maheshwari are already facing police complaints in several states for publishing the distorted map on its website.

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