Twitter tenders verbal apology earlier than home panel on Leh map mess-up

NEW DELHI: Micro-blogging web site Twitter on Thursday tendered a verbal apology earlier than the joint parliamentary committee (JPC) for displaying Leh as a part of Chinese language territory on its location setting.
The parliamentary panel on Wednesday had directed the American social media firm to present a written rationalization and an affidavit from Twitter Inc to point its compliance with Indian legal guidelines whereas committee chair Meenakshi Lekhi warned the agency’s representatives that misrepresenting the Indian map can entice expenses of treason.
Twitter India’s public coverage and communication group — Shagufta Kamran, Ayushi Kapoor, Pallavi Walia and Manvinder Bali — appeared earlier than the Lekhi-led joint committee on Private Information Safety Invoice 2019. They confronted questions on Twitter’s letter to the IT secretary by which it mentioned the corporate is alive to “Indian sensitivities” on the topic, with committee members stating that the problem was not solely a matter of “sensitivities” but in addition India’s territorial integrity and sovereignty.
Lekhi mentioned not depicting India’s map proper is treason and attracts a seven-year jail time period. “Any agency that owns enterprise in India should abide by the regulation of the land. The panel has requested them to clarify additional,” she mentioned.
BJD’s Bhartruhari Mahtab can also be understood to have identified that Twitter had, in one other occasion, proven J&Okay as a part of China, following which the Twitter group had “begged apology” whereas the panel had sought a written response on the agency’s corrective mechanisms and the punitive motion taken.

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