Social networking site Twitter India on Thursday tendered an apology to the joint parliamentary committee on personal data protection.
Twitter’s apology comes days after its location tag in a live broadcast showed Leh and J&K as part of China.
The parliamentary panel while expressing strong displeasure over the goof up asked the site to tender a written apology and submit an affidavit in the matter.
A Twitter spokesperson said they remain committed to working with the Government of India and that they respect the sensitivities involved, duly acknowledging the letter.
Earlier, warning Twitter against disrespecting the sovereignty and integrity of India, the central government had conveyed its “strong disapproval” to the networking site 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 headquarter of Ladakh and that both Ladakh and Jammu and Kashmir are “integral and inalienable parts of India, governed by the Constitution of India”.
Sawhney also raised questions about Twitter’s neutrality and fairness as an intermediary