India raises issue of wrong depiction of map with WHO, wants immediate removal


    India raises problem of wrong representation of map with WHO, desires immediate removal

    An Indian diplomat revealed his “deep annoyance” at the “unreliable depiction of the boundaries of India in the maps of various websites of WHO

     WHO DG Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

    Upgraded: Jan 14, 2021, 06: 39 PM IST

    India has strongly raised the concern of the inaccurate depiction of Indian map revealing union areas of Jammu and Kashmir along with Ladakh individually by the World Health organisation (WHO). The matter was raised by Indian envoy to United Nations in Geneva, Indramani Pandey, with WHO DG Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

    In the letter, the top Indian diplomat expressed his “deep displeasure” at the “inaccurate representation of the borders of India in the maps of different web websites of WHO”. He required DG WHO’s “instant intervention” for “removal of maps” which have actually been incorrectly illustrating the borders of India and replacing them with “precise maps”.

    This is the 3rd time India has actually raised the matter with WHO in a matter of a month. Formerly, there were 2 times the Indian objective to the UN in Geneva had written to WHO DG, and now with the envoy himself raising it.

    The Indian Envoy in the letter pointed this out, stating, “I draw your attention to our previous messages sent out to WHO pointing out comparable inaccuracies.”

    Earlier in January, WION had actually connected to WHO on the wrongful representation of India map with the body stating distancing itself and putting the responsibility on UN. WHO told WION that its “method is to follow UN standards and practice relating to maps as far as possible”.

    It included, “WHO, as a UN specialized agency, follows the United Nations on the representation of areas and boundaries on maps because the United Nations is delegated with attending to issues including matters of geo-politics for the UN system.”

    ( the headline, this story has actually not been released by Essential India News staff and is published from a syndicated feed.).


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