• Thursday, December 08, 2022


India seeks to impose £10 million fine for ‘false’ maps

India and Pakistan have fought two wars over Kashmir

By: Eastern Eye Staff

Anyone distributing a map the Indian government deems to be “wrong” could be liable for a billion-rupee (£10 million) fine and jail time under a new draft bill published this week. Maps are a highly sensitive issue in India, which has long-running border disputes with several of its neighbours, most famously over the divided Himalayan region of Kashmir. The bill, which is up for public consultation, was published on the home ministry’s website on Wednesday and lists penalties, including a prison term of up to seven years and a fine of one billion rupees. “No person shall depict, disseminate, publish…

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