Geospatial bill: Pakistan moves UN, India says – mind your business
New Delhi : With Pakistan knocking United Nation's door to garner support against India's geospatial bill, which penalises wrong depiction of India’s map, the relations with neighbouring nation seem to get tougher.
Rejecting Pakistan’s contention “firmly”, ministry of external affairs (MEA) spokesperson Vikas Swarup said the Geospatial Information Regulation Bill is an “entirely internal legislative matter” of India.
“The government firmly rejects Pakistan's repeated and increasing attempts to impose on the international community matters that India has always been open to address bilaterally with Pakistan,” Swarup said.
The Bill disallows anyone from wrong depiction of India on map. The penalty could range from Rs 10 lakh to Rs 100 crores and imprisonment up to seven years.
The draft came after Jammu and Kashmir and Arunachal Pradesh were shown as a part of Pakistan and China respectively. The incident had gone viral on the social media platforms.
Pakistan asks United Nation to intervene against India’s Geospatial bill
India however reacted strongly and said it is India’s personnel matter and will not entertain any other intervention
Geospatial Information Regulation Bill is an “entirely internal legislative matter: MEA
The bill bars anyone from wrong depiction of India on map
A penalty of Rs 10 lakh to Rs 100 crore with seven years of imprisonment will be imposed.