Twitter apologises for showing Leh, J-K in China

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Within days of her locator beacon on a live broadcast, Leh and Jammu and Kashmir were part of China, Twitter on Thursday issued a verbal apology to India’s Joint Parliamentary Committee on Personal Data Protection. Showing strong dissatisfaction, the panel asked the microblogging site apologize in writing and submit an affidavit to it.

A Twitter The spokesperson said they remain committed to working with the Indian government and respect the sensitivities involved, duly acknowledging the letter. Earlier, warning Twitter Against disrespect for India’s sovereignty and integrity, the central government had expressed its “strong disapproval” to the microblogging giant for showing Leh as part of China.

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) had written a letter to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on October 22, reminding him that Leh is the seat of Ladakh and that Ladakh and Jammu and Kashmir are “integral and inalienable parts of India, governed by the Constitution of India”. In his letter, Ajay Sawhney, secretary, MeitY, asked Twitter respect the sensitivities of Indian citizens. He warned that the attempt to disrespect India’s sovereignty and integrity, which is also reflected in the maps, is completely unacceptable and illegal.

Sawhney also raised questions on Twitter about neutrality and fairness as a go-between. (ANI)

News Highlights:

  • Within days of her locator beacon on a live broadcast, Leh and Jammu and Kashmir were part of China, Twitter on Thursday issued a verbal apology to India’s Joint Parliamentary Committee on Personal Data Protection.
  • Twitter apologizes for showing Leh, JK in China
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