Legal action to be initiated against Google for incorrect maps

By: | Published: December 17, 2014 9:12 PM

The government has asked to initiate appropriate legal action against Google for wrongly depicting international boundary of some states.

The Survey of India filed a complaint against Google last week for displaying incorrect maps. (AP)The Survey of India filed a complaint against Google last week for displaying incorrect maps. (AP)

The government has asked the Department of Electronics and Information Technology and Survey of India to initiate “appropriate” legal action against Google for wrongly depicting international boundary of some states like Arunachal Pradesh, the Lok Sabha was informed today.

“Google is displaying incorrect map of India depicting the international boundary of some states like Arunachal Pradesh on its different websites.

“Displaying an incorrect map by Google is an offence under Section 69A of IT Act, 2000. Survey of India, which is the nodal agency to deal with the issues related to boundary matters has been advised to take appropriate legal action for violation committed by Google,” Union Minister Harsh Vardhan said in a written response to a question in Lok Sabha..

The minister further said,”the Department of Electronics and IT has also been asked to initiate appropriate legal action under the IT Act.”

Last week, the Survey of India filed a complaint against Google at the Dalanwala police station in Dehradun.

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