Google Maps Shows JNU as 'Anti-national'!

Even though the blunder seems to be completely innocuous, the varsity is bound to be furious by this gaffe.

Published: 25th March 2016 12:24 PM  |   Last Updated: 25th March 2016 12:24 PM   |  A+A-


NEW DELHI: In a completely bizarre yet shocking development, search giant Google has landed in a boiling soup after its ‘Google Map’ application has been showing the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) under the key word ‘anti-national’.

Even though the blunder seems to be completely innocuous, the varsity is bound to be furious by this gaffe by the world’s largest search engine.

The JNU has been embroiled with tags like ‘anti-national’ and ‘sedition’ following reports of such activities on its campus.

JNU Students’ Union President Kanhaiya Kumar and other students such as Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattachary came into the eye of the storm and faced massive backlash from the Centre and the Delhi Police over the event at the campus on February 9 where anti-national slogans were allegedly raised.

While Kanhaiya is out on interim bail and has already launched a frontal attack on the Narendra Modi-led government, Umar and Anirban still remain in custody.

However, this new faux pas by Google is likely to rattle the peace that finally seemed to have descended on the controversy-laced varsity.


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