We generally do not report any political news, but this is something that I do feel strongly about and hence I am posting it.
Today mainstream media portals as well new channels reported that US has fixed the map on their main Government website that wrongly depicted part of Jammu & Kashmir in Pakistan. However, when we checked those websites, the map still seems to be showing the borders wrongly.
Following is show when you visit India Map on US Government Website:
One could say that probably the map had not been updated as yet – however, if you hover over the India map, it shows that the map date of 01/04/2012 (now, I may be wrong as that date may be not be the updated map date – however, today is 5th and the date shows 4th!).
Full Jammu & Kashmir Map
Additionally, if you look at the Pakistan map, it also shows part of J&K on their map.
Indian authorities have been strongly protesting about this for past few months and US seems to have taken a note of it, but actual maps remain unchanged.
Following is what various mainstream media websites reported:
"We made a goof and we fixed it and we’re now back in compliance with our own cartographical policy," State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland told reporters at her daily news conference as she announced the posting of the new and corrected maps of India on the website of the State Department and its travel related sites.
You can check out the video of that statement on the TOI website as well.
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