Wrong Depiction of Indian Map on WHO Website: Global Health Regulator Says Disclaimer on Portal Clarifies 'Presentation Does Not Imply Its Opinion on Territory's Legal Status'

Team Latestly
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New Delhi, February 4: Minister of State for External Affairs, V Muraleedharan on Thursday informed Rajya Sabha that the issue pertaining to wrong depiction of Indian map on the official website of the World Health Organisation was 'strongly raised' with the world health regulator. In response to it, WHO has informed Permanent Mission of India in Geneva that they've put a disclaimer on portal in regard of depiction of territories and areas belonging to any country.

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In the disclaimer of its official website, the World Heath Organisation says "designations employed and presentation of these materials don't imply expression of any opinion on part of WHO concerning legal status of any country,territory or area or of its authorities or concerning legal status of any country,territory or area of its authorities or concerning delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries." WHO Map Marks Jammu & Kashmir, Ladakh With Colours 'Different' Than Rest of India, Draws Flak.

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In the map, the entire country has been depicted through navy blue colour, however Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh are shown with grey colour. The disputed border area of Aksai Chin is demarcated with grey with blue stripes, the same shade as that of China.