jammu kashmir and arunachal pradesh are a part of india
Is'nt Jammu and Kashmir (North) and Arunachal Pradesh(N.East) an integral
INDIA? Then why does google-maps show the state of
Jammu & Kashmir and Arunachal Pradesh with dotted lines around it ? Are
they saying that these are independent seperate countries or part of a
neighbouring country, hence not a part of India? I dont recall the Indian
government issuing any official notification to that effect. So isn't
it for the Indian people and its government(s) to decide to exclude whole
state(s) from its map !
Google-map @ 2007 is provided by TeleAtlas, Basarsoft, AND, NFGIS, MapIT and Europa Technologies, who I hope have made a genuine oversight and not a willful misinterpretation of the borders. Google-Maps is used by billions of people all over the world for different purposes and this will convey the wrong message. By excluding the states of J&K and Arunachal Pradesh from the Indian map and not showing it as an integral part of India, Google is indirectly providing legitimacy to the separatist activities indulged by the terrorists who have killed millions of innocent people and destroyed lives and homes in Kashmir. All this without accounting for the Indian military manpower, finance and resources which could have been used elsewhere, loss of Indian soldiers and the lives of their family which i guess is unaccountable in mere financial terms.
Some years ago whenever the BBC channel used to report news about India, they would not show J&K in the Indian map... China has been claiming Arunachal Pradesh as theirs which is not true. Some years ago, I remember reading that many parts of the state was already illegitimately occupied by the Chinese army and although the Indian government was aware of this, they did nothing. Putting petty politics aside, I wish the Indian government would take this up with the concerned companies urgently.
Besides POK (pak-occupied-kashmir), Jammu & Kashmir and Arunachal Pradesh are still an integral part of India and will continue to remain so !!