Twitter has tendered a written apology to the Joint Parliamentary Committee on the Personal Data Protection Bill for incorrectly geo-tagging Ladakh in China, the Committee's Chairperson Meenakshi Lekhi said on November 18, PTI reported.
Twitter executives last month appeared before the panel to explain the error, with Lekhi accusing the company of disrespecting India's sovereignty.
The affidavit has been signed by Damien Karien, chief privacy officer of Twitter.
However, Twitter showed his location as "Jammu and Kashmir, People's Republic of China" instead of the Union Territory of Ladakh, the region's current classification post the abrogation of Article 270 in August 2019.
"They have apologised in writing for hurting feelings of Indians", said Lekhi, also a lawmaker from the country's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
Last year, the Indian Parliament passed a law to carve out Ladakh, the capital of Leh, as a central government-controlled territory, separate from the rest of Jammu and Kashmir, which was also designated as a federal region.
Twitter has assured the panel that the matter will be resolved by November 30, she added. "Twitter remains committed to working with the Government of India".
"Our team in India will continue to engage with the Ministry for any follow-up discussions". Members also asked Twitter to explain what action was taken against those responsible for the wrong use of the map. "The habitats were set up in quick time and the entire war machinery was pressed into action", he said.
Almost 50,000 troops of the Indian Army are now deployed in a high state of combat readiness in various mountainous locations in eastern Ladakh in sub-zero conditions as multiple rounds of talks between India and China have not yielded any concrete outcome to resolve the military standoff that erupted in early May. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for the accuracy, content, images, videos, licenses, completeness, legality, or reliability of the information contained in this article.