Google receives govt notice over PoK depicting row

New Delhi, Aug 22: Search engine giant Google received notice from Indian government over showing Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) as a part of Pakistan.

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

Google Insights for Search, a tool which shows search volume patterns across specific regions, had shown a map of India as part of Pakistan.

Google Insights for Search is a service by Google which provides a visual representation of regional interest on a country's map.

According the sources, Google ordered the product group to correct it immediately.

Pilot also said the IT department had been asked to survey all such companies showing inaccurate maps.

He said the government will wait for Google to respond and then take "appropriate action at an appropriate time".

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