With best compliments,
B.N.Singh. Subject:"Govt notice to Google for showing POK as part of Pakistan"-The Times of India.
Bishwa Nath Singh,Dalmianagar (Bihar),India says:
Let us understand factual position of Pakistan administered Kashmir that refers to a disputed region between Pakistan and India in South Asia! It borders the Pakistani provinces of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to the west, the Wakhan Corridor of Afghanistan to the north west, the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of People's Republic of China to the north and Indian-administered Kashmir, to the east.A part of this area of the former princely state of Kashmir, the trans-Karakoram tract was ceded to China and the remaining area was amalgamated into two regions: Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan. Both nations had a war in 1947 over the former kingdom. India refers to this region as Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (or PoK). Most international agencies such as the United Nations, MSF and the Red Cross refer to this region as Pakistan administered Kashmir. The Pakistan Declaration of 1933 had envisioned the princely state of Jammu and Kashmir as one of the "five Northern units of India" that were to form the new nation of Pakistan, on the basis of its Muslim majority. India has a different perspective on this interpretation Hari Singh, King of the princely state of Jammu and Kashmir agreed to Governor-General Mountbatten's suggestion to sign the Instrument of Accession India demanded accession in return for assistance. After accession, India recovered part of the territory of the princely state of Jammu and Kashmir east of the present Line of Control from the tribal invaders. India claimed that the whole territory of the princely state of Jammu and Kashmir had become Indian territory (India's official posture) due to the accession, it claims the whole region including Pakistan controlled Kashmir territory as its own. Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the then Prime Minister of India asked the UN to intervene. The United Nations passed the United Nations Security Council Resolution 47 asking Pakistan to withdraw all its forces from Kashmir. This was to be followed by a plebiscite to determine the wishes of people of the entire state of Kashmir. However the required withdrawal never happened. The area which remained under the control of Pakistan is called Pakistan-administered Kashmir. The whole area of Pakistan-administered Kashmir was administered as it was before independence. Additionally, a part of Hunza-Gilgit called Raskam and the Shaksgam Valley of Baltistan region, ceded by Pakistan to the People's Republic of China in 1963 pending settlement of the dispute over Kashmir. This ceded area is also known as the Trans-Karakoram Tract.Pakistan-administered Kashmir is administratively divided into two parts: (a)Azad Kashmir;(b)Gilgit-Baltistan: Gilgit was an agency leased by the Maharaja to British Government. Baltistan was a western district of Ladakh province which was annexed by Pak. in 1948.The area is part of the disputed Jammu and Kashmir region. Pakistan administered Kashmir does not include Aksai Chin, the area of the former Princely state of Kashmir and Jammu that is under Chinese control since 1962.The cease-fire line that separates Jammu and Kashmir from the Aksai Chin is known as the Line of Actual Control (LAC). It was the most properfor Govt. of India to issue notice to Internet Search giant Google for depicting very wrongly Pak. occupied Kashmir as part of Pak. As per Our country’s Information Technology Act, the Google has been asked to correct it immidiately as conveyed by Minister of State OF Union Govt. of India for Telcom & IT . Last year,it was very unfortunate that Google's satellite maps had showed parts of Arunachal Pradesh appear as they were part of China. The former President of India Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam had expressed concern over the availability of high-resolution pictures of sensitive locations in India. Google subsequently agreed to censor such sites. Let us hope that Google will not repeat such blunders in future to add miseries of people living there!
World News Network.
August 22,2010. at 2:27 A.M.(IST).