NEW DELHI: The federal government has strongly taken up with Saudi Arabia, each right here and in Riyadh, the problem of distortion of India’s map on a brand new 20 riyal Saudi financial institution observe and requested the Saudi authorities […]
NEW DELHI: The federal government has strongly taken up with Saudi Arabia, each right here and in Riyadh, the problem of distortion of India’s map on a brand new 20 riyal Saudi financial institution observe and requested the Saudi authorities to instantly take corrective motion.
The observe was issued by Saudi Arabian Financial Authority on October 24 to mark the event of Saudi presidency of the G-20. The map displayed on the observe, nevertheless, appears to depict the UTs Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh as unbiased territory. The international ministry described it as a gross misrepresentation of India’s exterior boundaries, whereas reiterating that J&Okay and Ladakh are integral elements of India.
“We’ve got seen the financial institution observe referred by you which supplies an incorrect depiction of India’s exterior territorial boundaries,” stated MEA spokesperson Anurag Srivastava. “We’ve got conveyed our severe concern to Saudi Arabia, each by their ambassador in New Delhi in addition to in Riyadh, for this gross misrepresentation of India’s exterior territorial boundaries on an official and authorized banknote of Saudi Arabia and requested the Saudi facet for taking pressing corrective steps on this regard,” he added.
Saudi authorities are discovered to have denied that the observe was meant to make any cartographic assertion. India, nevertheless, has requested for the map to be instantly corrected.
The observe is alleged to function Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and the 2020 G-20 summit emblem on one facet, whereas the opposite depicts G20 nations.
Pakistan was discovered to have individually registered a protest with Saudi Arabia on the problem. There was outrage on social media in Pakistan earlier this week because the Saudi map additionally doesn’t present PoK and Gilgit-Baltistan as elements of Pakistan.