India has fiercely protested against Saudi Arabia’s distortion of Indian boundaries on a global map. Saudi Arabia printed the map behind the country’s new 20 Riyal currency note which displayed undivided Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh excluded from India.
The new currency note was launched by Saudi Arabia to celebrate the country’s presidency of the Group of Twenty (G20) international Summit on November 21-22.
The map displays the entire Jammu and Kashmir as one state, including Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (PoK), as a separate territory. The new note features King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and the 2020 G20 Summit logo on one side.
Sources told India TodayTV that when New Delhi checked the map, it was found that the distortion was in the Indian map as well. India has taken up this serious matter with the Saudi Arabian embassy in New Delhi and the foreign ministry in Riyadh.
Saudi Arabia will have to make changes to the banknote else it would be untenable for India to participate. People have taken this issue on social media and are expressing their opinions regarding this act by Saudi Arabia.