Australia has agreed to remove a map of India, posted on a government website which omitted the border States of Jammu and Kashmir and Arunachal Pradesh, following strong protests from the Indian community in the country.
“The map was an error and is being removed from the website.” an Australian High Commission spokesperson in New Delhi said on Sunday.
The Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) had the “incorrect” map on its website.
The Council of Indian Australians Inc (CIA), an apex body representing the Indian Australian community in New South Wales, asked the DIAC to correct the map.
“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.