A new controversy has started over Jammu and Kashmir. One think taker, the Observer Research Foundation of India, has acknowledged that Twitter India on its timeline has described Jammu and Kashmir as part of China and not India. The timeline on Twitter India states that Jammu and Kashmir are a part of the People’s Republic of China.
People Demanded Arrest
People are demanding the arrest of Twitter India officials. ORF fellow Kanchan Gupta tweeted to telecoms and IT minister Shankar Prasad, “So now Twitter has decided to form geographical changes and make Jammu and Kashmir a neighborhood of the People’s Republic of China. it is a violation of Indian Law. The citizens of India will get more or less punishment but the large companies of America are beyond the law.”
Strict Action against Twitter India
Many Twitter users have asked Shankar Prasad and therefore the government to require strict action against Twitter India. Already, clashes are running along the border with India and China in Ladakh and Arunachal Pradesh. Amid such outrage on Twitter, India’s popularity has increased. Twitter said during a statement that it had overcome the matter.
What’s the Matter?
Tweeple pl put Hall of Fame Leh as your location for live broadcast and see what’s happening. It shows location as Jammu and Kashmir, Peoples Republic of China. I tested it again. Outrageous. Pl flood Twitter with complaints. GoI should take immediate action. @rsprasad pic.twitter.com/pbnr8364at
— Nitin A. Gokhale (@nitingokhale) October 18, 2020
National security analyst Nitin Gokhale was in Leh on Sunday. He was shocked when he took to Twitter live from Leh’s famous War Memorial. Gokhale tweeted along with his verified handle saying, “I just went live from the Hall of Fame. Made the Hall of Fame a location and its showing Jammu and Kashmir, the People’s Republic of China? Did you go crazy?” After this, random tweets started coming against Twitter. Many other users also tried to live from Leh, but Twitter continued to point out it as a part of China.
Chinese Mobile Company Xiaomi was also Victimized
Apart from Twitter, another tech company is targeting Indian users. Many users said that information about the areas of Arunachal Pradesh isn’t coming within the smartphones of Chinese mobile company Xiaomi. Sharing the screenshot, they said that searching on Itanagar doesn’t yield any results when it’s the capital of a state.
Demanded to Ban Xiaomi
Sir @manukumarjain we all have huge respect for your work.
As an Indian I’m sure it’s a simple question to answer.
Can you please tell us where is Arunachal Pradesh located?#TGFamily RT with #XiaomiJawabDo pic.twitter.com/31r8EjQLpE
— Gaurav Chaudhary (@TechnicalGuruji) October 18, 2020
The Indians said that Xiaomi isn’t respecting India’s territorial sovereignty, so it should be banned. It issued a clarification during a statement on Sunday evening. The corporation said that weather apps use third-party data. They too called it a ‘technical flaw’. By evening, a corporate spokesperson said that the matter had been resolved.