[Wikimediaindia-l] India map and indian laws

Bala Jeyaraman sodabottle at gmail.com
Sun Feb 13 09:30:39 UTC 2011

Hi all,

There is a discussion going on at

about compliance to indian laws about representation of India in maps.
According to Indian law it is illegal to show a map that differs from the
official map (which includes, Pakistan controlled Kashmir and the Aksai
Chin).  An editor has raised the concern that using the current map (which
shows only areas administered and not areas claimed) is exposing Indian
editors to legal liabilities and prosecution.

Since the Indian govt has successfully forced organisations like Google and
National geographic to show the official map previously and now the
foundation has plans for an India office, shouldn't this issue be considered
seriously? Should we contacting the foundation legal office about this?

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