The Ministry of Electronics and IT had issued an order on 27 November beneath Section 69A of the IT Act, 2000 directing Wikipedia to take away the hyperlink
New Delhi: The authorities has requested Wikipedia to take away a hyperlink from its platform that has proven an incorrect map of Jammu and Kashmir, in accordance with sources.
The Ministry of Electronics and IT has issued an order beneath Section 69A of the IT Act, 2000 directing Wikipedia to take away the hyperlink, they added.
The matter had been flagged by a Twitter person, who highlighted that the Wikipedia web page on India-Bhutan relationship had incorrectly depicted the map of Jammu Kashmir, and requested the federal government to take motion.
Dear @HMOIndia @AmitShah ji wikipedia is displaying improper map of INDIA.
Strict motion needs to be taken.@M_Lekhi @bhootnath pic.twitter.com/ZeW5gXNc4j
— Chhatrasal Singh (@ChhatrasalSingh) November 25, 2020
Sources stated taking cognizance of the matter, the ministry issued an order on 27 November, 2020 directing Wikipedia to take away the map because it violated the territorial integrity and sovereignty of India.
They added that the federal government can take authorized motion in opposition to the corporate, together with blocking entry to the whole platform, in case it doesn’t make the adjustments.
Last month, the federal government had issued a discover to microblogging platform Twitter for displaying Leh as a part of Jammu and Kashmir as an alternative of the Union Territory of Ladakh.
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