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Google map of Kashmir annoys India

NEW DELHI, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- The Indian government objected Saturday to a Google map showing what India considers Pakistan-occupied Kashmir as Pakistani territory.

The disputed map comes up on Google Insights for Search, Press Trust of India reported.

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"Any wrongful depiction of Indian map and its boundaries is liable for action under the India Information Technology Act," said Sachin Pilot, the Indian minister for telecom and information technology. "Google has been asked to immediately correct this inaccuracy."

Pilot said Google has agreed to correct the offending map. He added he has asked the government information technology department to search for other maps depicting Kashmir as part of Pakistan.

Kashmir, a Muslim majority region and former princely state, is claimed by both India and Pakistan and has been partitioned for decades. India controls the southeast part, Pakistan the northwest and China a smaller portion to the northeast.

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