Twitter Issues Apology for Wrongly Showing Ladakh as Part of China

Parliament Panel Accepts Twitter’s Apology

"They have apologised in writing for hurting feelings of Indians", said Lekhi, also a lawmaker from the country's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

Social media giant Twitter has apologised to a parliamentary panel for showing a northern Himalayan region as part of China, promising to make corrections by month-end, the panel's chief said on Wednesday.

The issue was first brought to attention by national security analyst Nitin Gokhale after he went live on Twitter from the Hall of Fame, a war memorial at Leh. But it was said on behalf of the parliamentary panel that since it is a criminal act that has raised questions on the sovereignty of the country and an affidavit should be given by Twitter India Inc and not its marketing arm Twitter India.

This is to be noted that the Central government had bifurcated the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir into two Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh on August 5, 2019.

"In addition to this, we are also reviewing the geo-tag for various other cities in Jammu and Kashmir". "Twitter remains committed to working with the Government of India".

Twitter has assured the panel that the matter will be resolved by November 30, she added.

"Our team in India will continue to engage with the Ministry for any follow-up discussions".

Several netizens also asked Prasad and the government to take action against Twitter India.

The Army on Tuesday dismissed as "fake" a few online media reports emanating from China that the People's Liberation Army had used microwave weapons to force Indian soldiers to retreat during the ongoing military confrontation in eastern Ladakh.

Twitter at the time said the mistake had been quickly fixed. Lekhi, as per PTI, had said that the JPC was unanimous in its dissatisfaction with the company's explanation that it was a technical glitch. Today more people are reading Kashmir Observer than ever, but only a handful are paying while advertising revenues are falling fast.

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