On Google Maps, someone has tagged ‘anti-national’ and ‘sedition’ to JNU

Responding to the technical 'glitch', Pawan Duggal, Cyber Law Expert on Google Maps said, "It's a mistake of computer networks, unintentional blunder."

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: March 25, 2016 5:44 pm
Google maps, Google Maps JNU, antinational google maps, Google Maps antinational, Google Maps sedition, Google maps JNU antinational, JNU Google Maps When you type ‘anti-national’ on Google Maps it directs you to JNU in New Delhi. (Source: Google Maps)

Search for the term ‘anti-national’ or ‘sedition’ on Google Maps, and you will be surprised to see what the search engine throws up. Google Maps now directs users to Jawaharlal Nehru University campus in New Delhi when one searches for terms such as ‘anti-national’ or ‘sedition’.

Google Maps have for long been user generated with almost anyone having access to pin locations on the map. However, not all pins are published rightaway, unless you are one of those editors who have enough credibility in the system for your posts to be auto-published. This seems to have been the case here with the location tagged to this specific keyword.

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JNU has been at the center of a political storm after JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar and students Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya were present at an event on the campus on February 9 against the hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru when anti-national slogans were allegedly raised.

All three are out on bail as of now.

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    Amin
    Sep 14, 2017 at 1:58 pm
    This seems the work of ABVP or some other bjp/RSS or its backed organisation/individual
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      indian
      Mar 25, 2016 at 12:30 pm
      Satyameva jayate.
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      1. Haradhan Mandal
        Mar 25, 2016 at 11:20 am
        It only proves that anything artificial is harmful - should be tested , verified and used with GREAT caution - BUT NEVER without VERIFICATION (PS: see my footnote). It goes with ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE - it is more dangerous with ARTIFICIAL NATIONALISM AND PATRIOTISM. Footnote: That is why JNUs are , THAT is why Kanhaiya Kumar studies in JNU.
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          King.whisperers
          Mar 25, 2016 at 9:11 am
          Some bean counter working in Google, recommended by his mama in Rawma must have sabotage the rules. He should also try to sabotage "WORLD's 10 TOP MOST CRIMINALS". Because Modi pops his head out of screen a 1000 times for that string.
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            Vikrant
            Mar 25, 2016 at 9:43 am
            Shows the intolerance of those who keep saying freedom of speech is in danger. Its Google freedom if JNU and other jholawallahs dont like it they should stop using this product of a capitalist country.
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