Of the Israeli NSO organization Pegasus In India, journalists, judges and opposition leaders are being held under court surveillance for allegedly tapping their cell phones through eavesdropping software. Special Inquiry Committee A welfare petition has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking to set up.
Forbidden Stories and Amnesty International, a French non-profit organization, have jointly investigated and discovered the glue.
This includes Israel’s NSO organization Pegasus It has been reported that the cell phones of 40 journalists and several Union ministers in India have been tapped through spy software. Internationally, The New York Times, The Guardian and Le Monde have published.
Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi, Union Minister Aswini Vaishnav, Jal Shakti Minister Prahlad Singh Patel, former Election Commissioner Ashok Lavasa, medical expert Kagandeep Kang, Hari Menon, a woman who lodged a sexual harassment complaint against former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Ranjan Gokhale, and their relatives have been included in the list. The information has been released.
This has shaken the country in this situation Pegasus In court oversight in the espionage case Special Inquiry Committee A public interest petition has been filed seeking an inquiry into the incident. Attorney M.L. Sharma has filed the petition.
The petition filed by him states:
The issue of the Pegasus eavesdropping is of grave concern and is seen as a serious attack on Indian democracy, the judiciary and the country’s security. Widely used to track indescribable levels. Intimacy is not something you want to hide, it is something that is often emphasized.
The Pegasus app not only listens to someone’s conversations, but also tracks things about their life, the privacy someone has on the cell phone, and everyone associated with them.
It is said that the cell phones of about 50 thousand people were used for eavesdropping. Pegasus Is not only a surveillance tool, but also a cyber weapon that distorts Indian politics. It is not known who used this Pegasus and it is a threat to national security. Therefore, a special inquiry committee should be set up under the supervision of the court to inquire into this matter. The ministers and the accused in this case should be investigated. ”
The petition is likely to be listed for hearing in the coming days.