Nokia Shows Entire Kashmir a Part of Pakistan – Violent Indian Mobs Burn Down Nokia Outlets

Post by Farhan Janjua of Wizardies

kashmir_nokia_mapNokia Kashmir Mapping controversy caused a wild protest by the youth wing of Indian Political Party BJP. MSN India reported that Nokia Mapping software was showing entire Kashmir as a part of Pakistan. The youth wing of BJP acting wildly, entered into a Nokia store in Jabalpur city and broke out the shop and burnt mobile phones.

BJP accused Nokia for being involved in anti-nationalism activities and claimed it “a case of anti-nationalism. We demanded that the Nokia and other people involved in the conspiracy be booked for spreading anti-national activities. We will intensify the protest if this case has not been registered.”

Nokia officials immediately issued an apology note stating that this mistake was so unfortunate. They further stated that it was an older version of Nokia Maps and the error has now been fixed. Nokia also clarified that Nokia Maps sources all maps and imagery from Navteq Inc.

The shop owner called burning the store unjustifiable saying:  “This is the problem of Nokia and we are not concerned with it as we are merely shop owners, not the client of the company. But, the manner in which the mob entered and started torching the shop is bad,” said Rafiq Khan, the Nokia showroom owner.”

Kashmir mapping has always been controversial among the two countries. If we see the international mapping agencies, they seem to be quite correct while mapping; as either to be showing Gilgit Baltistan and Azad Kashmir as a part of Pakistan or showing the entire territory with doted lines which represents it as a disputed territory. And if we see the historical maps, they show the entire Kashmir region, even Chandigarh as a part of Pakistan. Having a look at the Pakistani versions of Kashmir Maps, they show it quite correct with a doted line and a statement “territory undefined” or “disputed territory”

Facts and history shows that Kashmir is indeed an integral part of Pakistan, but if we have a look at the Indian version of Kashmir region, they show the entire Kashmir region including Gilgit-Baltistan (foremly known as Northern Areas of Pakistan) as a part of India. Particulary, on the websites of so called TV channels like NDTV, but I we never logged a protest about it. Why is it so? is it like we are less patriotic? or we are lightening our claim over the territory? Do let us know via comments form.

  • Shoby

    well”’ in fact this map shows Kashmir as an independent state… As Northern Areas are also part of Kashmir….. This is the complete map of Kashmir.

  • UzEE

    To me the reason would be that we respect the international laws and treaties so we depict Kashmir as a disputed territory in our maps. As far as lodging a protest is concerned, its probably because people are tired after a continuous protest of 60 years.

  • :D heheheh :D
    so India is going to add NOKIA in terrorist organizations? or banning NOKIA products? or blaming Pakistan as usual ;)

  • omair

    We haven’t raised our voice against it because
    a)most of the people aren’t aware of it, and
    b)we lost our spine some time ago

  • asdf

    next version of nokia maps, all of India would be in Pakistan

    • asdf

      someone tampered with my comment, i said all of pakistan would be in india, after correction.

    • asdf

      how good you guys are in fabrications, you need to accept the truth, kashmir was and will always be a part of india, pakistan’s existence on the other hand is a question mark.

      the opinions of the post should not be fabricated or deleted unless it doesnt comply with the site’s policies. thats if the site has some policies.

      • shoby

        @asdf, Kahsmir was never been part of India and will never be…. Kashmir it has its own identity…. mind it…………

        • tariq rashid

          kashmir was’t the part of india and never be.
          cause its residents are muslims and sacrificing only for pakistan.
          the not accept kashmir as a part of india, they think one day we are successful in this struggle.
          and than no one say kashmir is a part of india.
          all say kashmir is a part of pakistan.
          and they have the flag of Pakistan.
          i said existence of india in kashmir is question mark and illegal.
          but some peoples are’t want to be kashmir a part of pakistan.

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  • Syed Yasir

    you know i was in US a few days ago and i saw a wall there that said ‘BLacks are Superior”…i was thinking that if they are superior why do they need to write this??…why dont the whites seem to write this on their walls?…similarly, we know that Kashmir is ours…we dont need to protest even if some international agency shows it as a part of india :p

  • Adnan

    Kashmir banay ga PAKISTAN……..

  • Pakistani Voice

    The Dream of Pakistan makes true with Kashmir, Kashmir Kashmir and Kashmir, The Message for the World. Kashmir is Our Land

  • malik

    well i m from kashmir,pakistan..and i m a kashmir is a part of pakistan,n will remain.

  • ali

    well it wasnt misstake …. its the truth and its the fact because 99% ppl of kashmir’s are muslims and the hav right to speak and in the devision ov ( barah saghir and after wht you call british india ) that was law the area where muslim majority is more then hindus goes to pakistan and where hindus majority is more then muslims goes to india SO THIS WAS IT …. BUT YOU INDIAN VOILATE IT WITH GREEDX AND LIES ….you take over muslims and voilate human rigth and voilate that distribution law ….

  • imran

    Kashmiri want to be tha part of Pakistan then why India by use of 700000 troops wants to control its.
    next day india will be saying that whole pakistan is india’s territory.i think world understands the whole matter.indian govt should also understand the ground reality…
    and give the kashmiries the right of self determination under supervision of united nation.

  • Maharaj Hari Singh

    Kashmir is an integral part of India. The instrument of accession was signed by the then Maharaj of Kashmir, Hari Singh. So we will show all of Kashmir as ours. Pakistan is occupying POK (not Azad Kashmir) and Gilgit – Baltistan illegally.