The government has issued a notice to micro-blogging site Twitter for showing Leh as part of Jammu and Kashmir instead of Union Territory of Ladakh. The notice by the ministry of electronics and IT sent on Monday (November 9) has said that showing Leh as part of Jammu and Kashmir is a "deliberate attempt by Twitter to undermine the will of the sovereign Parliament of India which had declared Ladakh as a Union Territory of India with its headquarter in Leh,” sources in the government told.

The notice has been sent to the global Vice President of Twitter by the Director of the National Cyber Coordination Center.

Twitter has directed to explain within five working days as to why legal action should not be initiated against the company and its representatives for disrespecting the territorial integrity of India by showing incorrect map, sources added. “The legal options before the government include filing an FIR under the criminal laws amendment act leading to imprisonment of upto six months for Twitter executives and t
he second options is to block access to Twitter in India under Section 66a of the IT Act,” a senior official aware of the matter.

A Twitter spokesperson said, "Twitter remains committed to partnering with government of India and Ministry of Electronics and 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."

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