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A Twitter account with the name Gilgit-Baltistan, Ladakh(UT), India is followed by thousands on social media. @GB_Ladakh_India

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News CLAIM: A Twitter account with the name Gilgit-Baltistan, Ladakh(UT), India is followed by thousands on social media.

@GB_Ladakh_India

Official Twitter page of India's Union Territory Ladakh changes its name to 'Gilgit-Baltistan, Ladakh (U.T), India'

TRUTH & Verification:

The twitter account @GB_Ladakh_India is followed by more than 35000, however, the account is not the official twitter handle of the Indian government. The account does not have a blue tick either.

The PIB issued a notification stating, “Claim: A twitter handle @GB_Ladakh_India claims to be the official account of "Gilgit-Baltistan, Ladakh, UT, India"#PIBFactCheck: It is a #Fake handle. Union Territory of Ladakh has only 2 official Twitter handles ie @DIPR_Leh & @InformationDep4.
Follow them for official updates”

Ministry of Home Affairs issued a similar notification stating, “Kindly follow @DIPR_Leh & @InformationDep4 for official updates on UT of Ladakh.

There is NO other official account of Govt. of UT of Ladakh. BEWARE OF IMPOSTERS. @PMOIndia @HMOIndia https://twitter.com/DIPR_Leh/status/1260277204623097856 …”

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has started referring to its meteorological sub-division of Jammu and Kashmir as “Jammu & Kashmir, Ladakh, Gilgit-Baltistan and Muzaffarabad

Muzaffarabad is the capital of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (POK)and Gilgit-Baltistan is under illegal Pakistani occupation.

VERDICT: False





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