The road to sedition: Search for 'anti-national' or 'sedition' on Google maps points to JNU

A search on Google Maps with the key words 'anti-national' or 'sedition' leads one to Jawaharlal Nehru University  (JNU) in New Delhi.

A report in Hindustan Times said that professor and students at the University were not pleased with this bizarre development adding that they will take up the matter with Google.

The report showed how different people at JNU reacted to this. Some were offended by what seems like glitch on Google's part, while some chose to laugh it off, but most of the students interviewed felt that Google should take it down as soon as possible.

Screenshot of Google Maps locating JNU for the keyword 'antinational'.

Screenshot of Google Maps locating JNU for the keyword 'antinational'.



JNU has been in the eye of the storm since it's student body's president, Kanhaiya Kumar along with other students including  Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya were accused and arrested for sedition. All three are out on bail. Kanhaiya has already launched an attack against the BJP  government.

The JNU situation, while not as volatile anymore, may get raked up again after Google's blunder.

However, this is not the first time Google maps has made a faux pas. In May 2015, a search for 'nigger king' or 'nigger house' on Google maps landed on the White House. Google was quick to issue an apology saying  'inappropriate results' have been surfacing on Google and that they will fix it immediately.






Updated Date: Mar 26, 2016 11:45 AM

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