Twitter India MD Manish Maheshwari booked over distorted map of India

Twitter has been slammed for representing the distorted Indian map that showed Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh as two separate countries on its website on Monday 28 June.

Twitter India’s MD Manish Maheshwari has been booked under Section 505 (2) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Section 74 of IT (Amendment) Act 2008 for showing distorted map of India.

The complaint was registered by a Bajrang Dal leader in Bulandshahr. “The world map does not show Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir as parts of India. This is not a coincidence. This act has hurt the sentiments of Indians, including me,” Bajrang Dal’s western UP convenor Praveen Bhati said in the complaint.

The police in Uttar Pradesh’s Bulandshahr district have lodged an FIR against Manish Maheshwari and News Partnerships Head Amrita Tripathi over the social media platform putting up a wrong map of India.