India Stamps Publications’ ‘Incorrect’ Maps at the Border
The Sunday Express on how the delivery of foreign publications in India is delayed if they have the temerity to publish a map of India that does not conform to the officially recognized boundaries:
Every edition which carries a map of India — particularly one depicting the Indo-Pak border — is delayed by at least two days. The reason: a special cell of the Customs department stamps each map in every single copy imported with the message: “The external boundaries of India as depicted are neither accurate nor authentic.” The ugly sarkari blue stamp impression is often illegible.
Via Ogle Earth.