Twitter removes distorted map of India showing Ladakh and J&K as different nations

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Srinagar : Following a backlash, Twitter on Monday removed India's distorted map that showed Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir as two different nations. Earlier, Ministry of Electronics and Information warned the micro-blogging company of taking strict action for putting up wrong map of India on the website.

The career section on Twitter showed a distorted Indian map. This was the second incident when Twitter had shown a wrong Indian map. Earlier, it had shown Leh as a part of China.

Interestingly, this comes amid reports of Twitter-appointed interim grievance officer quitting his post.

The US tech giant has been in tussle with the Indian government over new Indian social media rules, which makes it mandatory for a company to hire an interim grievance officer based in India.

The government has been slamming Twitter of deliberate defiance and failure to comply with the country’s new IT rules, which has led to the microblogging platform losing its legal shield as an intermediary in India, and becoming liable for users posting any unlawful content.