New Delhi. Instant messaging app WhatsApp has been warned by the government for showing the wrong map of India. Actually, WhatsApp had made a tweet on the occasion of New Year, in which the wrong map of India has been shown. Regarding this, Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology Rajeev Chandrasekhar warned WhatsApp to fix it as soon as possible.
On Saturday afternoon, on the last day of the year, WhatsApp tweeted that users will not have to wait till midnight to send New Year wishes. The company said in a tweet, ‘Watch our 24-hour NYE live stream and decide when to send your message … The party starts at 11:15 pm AEDT (Australian Eastern Time Zone).’
You don’t have to wait ’til midnight to send a New Year’s message that feels like fireworks Watch our 24-hour NYE live stream and decide when to send your message Party starts at 11:15pm AEDT #TheRealFireworks
WhatsApp has urged users to join the live streaming link by putting the #TheRealFireworks hashtag in its tweet. The company has also posted a video of a rotating globe along with it, but the map of India shown in it does not include Pakistan-occupied Kashmir and some places claimed by China.
Union Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology Rajeev Chandrasekhar immediately tweeted and drew WhatsApp’s attention to this mistake. He tweeted, ‘Dear WhatsApp, it is requested to correct the mistake related to the Indian map as soon as possible.’ Along with this, he said that all platforms doing business or wanting to do business in India should use the correct map.
Let us tell you that displaying the wrong map of India on any platform has been declared a punishable offense. Under the new law, showing a wrong map of India can lead to a maximum jail term of seven years and a fine of up to Rs 100 crore.