Inaccurate maps of India missing out on the integral state of Jammu and Kashmir are being widely distributed through stock photos across the world. These websites that sell stock photos are reportedly making billions of rupees in revenue, while promoting incorrect and misleading information about the country.
The maps in question have caused controversy due to the fact that they do not accurately reflect the internationally recognised borders of India. While Kashmir is an integral part of India, many maps available on stock photo websites do not include Kashmir in their depictions of the country. This has led to concerns that these maps could be used to propagate separatist movements or to undermine India’s territorial integrity.
Despite the widespread outrage, the Indian government has yet to take action to address this issue. This has prompted calls from activists and concerned citizens for the government to take action to ban these websites and to ensure that maps of India sold online accurately depict the country’s internationally recognised borders.
In the meantime, activists are urging Indian citizens to take action by boycotting stock photo websites that sell inaccurate maps of India, and to spread awareness of the issue on social media. They argue that this issue is not just about Kashmir, but about the integrity of India as a whole.
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