The Government Takes Legal Action Against Google for Incorrect Boundary Representation


The Government is initiating an appropriate legal action against Google for wrongly depicting international boundary of some states like Arunachal Pradesh on India’s map. Also, the Government has asked Department of Electronics and IT and Survey of India to take a legal action for violation committed by the company.

As per ET report, the Survey of India has files a complaint against Google under Section 69A of IT Act, 2000 to deal with the issues related to boundary matter.

Union minister Harsh Vardhan said in a written response to a question in Lok Sabha, “The Department of Electronics and IT has also been asked to initiate appropriate legal action under the IT Act.”

The company had recently announced the launch of its Google Maps in Hindi for desktop and Android mobile phone users in India, to allow the users to see names of cities, localities, important roads and routes as well as popular landmarks such as parks and schools in Hindi.

It has been long known that Google shows disputed boundaries globally, differently in the involved regions. The move is to keep the users everywhere satisfied. However this is a questionable practice, and not just India, other Governments around the world might speak against this as well.

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