Pakistan has urged the United Nation to uphold its resolutions and urge India to stop such acts which are in “violation of international law.”
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“In violation of UNSC resolutions, the official map of India has been depicting the disputed territory of Jammu and Kashmir as part of India, which is factually incorrect and legally untenable,” Pakistan Foreign Office (FO) in a statment said.
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“We have urged the international community and the United Nations to fulfill their commitment with the people of Jammu and Kashmir by holding an independent and impartial plebiscite under UN auspices,” it said.
Our response to @ForeignOfficePk‘s Statement on our Geospatial Bill pic.twitter.com/OGPb5zRWMH — Vikas Swarup (@MEAIndia) May 17, 2016
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Our response to @ForeignOfficePk‘s Statement on our Geospatial Bill pic.twitter.com/OGPb5zRWMH
— Vikas Swarup (@MEAIndia) May 17, 2016
The Modi government had prepared the ‘The Geospatial Information Regulation Bill 2016’ following instances where certain social networking sites showed Jammu and Kashmir and Arunachal Pradesh as part of Pakistan and China respectively.
The bill prohibits showing parts of India as territories of China or Pakistan on any digital platform and could land violators in jail with a maximum term of seven years and fine up to Rs 100 crore.
No person shall depict, disseminate, publish or distribute any wrong or false topographic information of India including international boundaries through internet platforms or online services or in any electronic or physical form, the bill says.