Australian govt removes J&K, Arunachal Pradesh from India

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Melbourne/New Delhi, Jun 12: A map of India on an Australian government website has omitted the states of Jammu and Kashmir and Arunachal Pradesh triggering strong protests from the Indian community in the country.

Following the protests, Australia admitted that the map was an "error" and said it will be removed from the website.

"The map was an error and is being removed from the website," an Australian High Commission spokesperson in New Delhi said.

The Indian community in Australia had lodged strong protests with the Australian government over the incorrect map of India, posted on a government website in Australia which omitted the border states of Jammu & Kashmir and Arunachal Pradesh.

The website of the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) of Australia had the "incorrect" map in its website.

The Council of Indian Australians Inc (CIA), an apex body representing the Indian Australian community in New South Wales, had asked the DIAC to correct the map on its website.

"The CIA Inc wishes to bring this (incorrect map) to the attention of the Government of Australia and urges the DIAC to rectify this incorrect map and display the revised map showing correct boundaries," a CIA statement said.

PTI

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