Twitter Public Policy Director for India and South Asia, Mahima Kaul resigned from her post on Sunday (February 7) citing personal reasons.
According to reports, she will remain in her position till the end of March to enable the company to transition.
“At the start of this year, Mahima Kaul decided to step down from her role as Twitter Public Policy Director for India and South Asia to take a well-deserved break,” Twitter Global Policy head Monique Meche was quoted by The Hindustan Times. “It’s a loss for all of us at Twitter, but after more than five years in the role we respect her desire to focus on the most important people and relationships in her personal life.”
News of her resignation came amid a controversy that erupted on Twitter regarding tweets with the hashtag “ModiPlanningFarmerGenocide”, after which 250 Twitter accounts, such as Caravan Magazine, Bharatiya Kisan Union Ekta Ugrahan and Kisan Ekta Morcha were withheld on January 3 at the behest of the government. But the accounts were later restored and the government had warned Twitter that it could face action for unblocking the accounts.