BJP activists detained for protest against Wikiped

Mumbai: About 20 activists of the BJP's youth wing were Friday detained while they were demonstrating against the wrong representation of maps of Jammu and Kashmir and Arunachal Pradesh on Wikipedia, outside the Mumbai University here.

The protest comes on the day when the founder of Wikipedia Jimmy Whales was at the varsity to deliver the opening address on the 'Wikipedia Conference'.

BJP's city youth president Ameet Satam told PTI that the demonstration was against wrong and illegal depiction of the map of India, not showing Jammu and Kashmir and Arunachal Pradesh as part of the country, which is an criminal offence.

"We have sent a letter to the Mumbai Police Commissioner and also to the Azad Maidan police station to take cognisance of the issue and register a criminal case against Jimmy Whales and Wikipedia's India chairman," he said.