Twitter India chief Manish Maheshwari named in FIR over incorrect map of India

Twitter India Managing Director Manish Maheshwari has been booked by the police over the display of an incorrect map of India on the company’s website. He has been booked under Section 505 (2) of IPC and Section 74 of IT (Amendment) Act, 2008, news agency ANI reported.

This is the second FIR against Manish this month. The recent case has been filed on complaint of a Bajrang Dal leader in Bulandshahr in Uttar Pradesh. Earlier, he was booked by the police in connection with Ghaziabad assault case. Meanwhiel, the Twitter website has displayed a wrong map of India, showing Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh as a separate country. The glaring distortion appears on the career section of Twitter website under the header ‘Tweep Life’. This is the second time Twitter has misrepresented India’s map. Earlier, it had shown Leh as part of China. According to PTI sources, the government is seriously looking into the matter. In this case, since the wrong depiction is on Twitter’s website. Twitter — which has an estimated 1.75 crore users in India — has remained mum on the entire episode.

Last week, Mr Maheshwari was summoned by the Uttar Pradesh Police over another FIR after posts linked to the assault of a Muslim man in UP’s Ghaziabad sparked controversy. Along with Twitter, journalists Rana Ayyub and Saba Naqvi, and some Congress leaders were also named in the case.