Fact Check: Wrongly Bifurcated Map Of Jammu & Kashmir Post Conversion Of J&K Into Two Union Territories Viral On Social Media

6 Nov 2019 12:58 PM GMT
Fact Check: Wrongly Bifurcated Map Of Jammu & Kashmir Post Conversion Of J&K Into Two Union Territories Viral On Social Media

After the abrogation of Article 370 on August 5th, the President of the country ordered a new map reflecting the bifurcation of the state of Jammu and Kashmir. The latest version of Indian map was released on 31st October by the Survey General of India. But, since then, a parallel map of India showing a differently bifurcated J&K into union territories of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh is being shared on every social media platform. The wrong map shows the state of J&K divided into two equal parts.

नये भारत का नया मानचित्र जो एक भारत श्रेष्ठ भारत की झलक है ,

Vishwa Mohan ಅವರಿಂದ ಈ ದಿನದಂದು ಪೋಸ್ಟ್ ಮಾಡಲಾಗಿದೆ ಗುರುವಾರ, ಅಕ್ಟೋಬರ್ 31, 2019

New India Map ❤

Rourkela Buzz ಅವರಿಂದ ಈ ದಿನದಂದು ಪೋಸ್ಟ್ ಮಾಡಲಾಗಿದೆ ಶುಕ್ರವಾರ, ನವೆಂಬರ್ 1, 2019

Fact Check

The actual map shared by the government is quite different from the one that’s getting viral on social media. In the authentic map, the newly formed union territory of Ladakh is larger than the size of Jammu and Kashmir.

The viral map of India also has a ‘copyright 2019 www.mapsofindia.com’ written on its body. The viral map can be seen on many Facebook posts. But one can get the pictures of the original map with the latest changes from the website of the Map of India.

Mr Jitendra Singh, the Union Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region, also tweeted the newly released map of India on 2nd November.

In the original map, Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK), has been shown as a part of Ladakh not of Jammu & Kashmir.

Also Read: Centre Releases New Map Of India With Union Territories Of Jammu-Kashmir, Ladakh

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