Twitter Has Apologised for Showing Leh as Part of China: Meenakshi Lekhi

Clay Curtis
November 20, 2020

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.

American microblogging and social networking service Twitter has furnished a written apology to a joint parliamentary committee for wrongly showing Ladakh as part of China. "Twitter remains committed to working with the Government of India".

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 for hurting Indian sentiments and have sworn to correct the error by November 30, 2020", she stated.

The panel had questioned Twitter officials for almost two hours in a meeting held on 28 October after its geo-tagging feature displayed "Jammu & Kashmir, the People's Republic of China" in a live broadcast from Leh's Hall of Fame, a war memorial for fallen soldiers in Ladakh.

Twitter Says Sorry For Their Mistake

This prompted a strongly worded letter from the secretary of Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY), Ajay Prakash Sawhney, who reportedly expressed "strong disapproval" and warned the microblogging platform for "disrespect [ing] the country's sovereignty".

Twitter had come under heavy criticism after the error, following which it had carried out a statement, saying it would resolve the concerned geotag issue swiftly.

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

THe site showed that Ladakh as a part of China and this become very big mistake, it seems very stupid that you have have removed a state from the map and at that time you do not have any idea that what are you doing. Members also asked Twitter to explain what action was taken against those responsible for the wrong use of the map.

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