Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said the decision taken by the SC was a ‘big step’ about the three-member panel of cyber experts to investigate the Israeli spyware Pegasus that was used for surveillance of certain personalities.
He added that with this panel the truth about the spyware will come out.
During a press conference, he alleged that only the prime minister or home minister can give orders to use the Pegasus spyware.
In the last Parliament session, the Opposition took up the issue jointly and demanded a probe. Gandhi recalled that in the session, they were asking 3 questions about who authorized the spyware, which agency did that and which specific person authorized it as this spyware can’t be owned by an individual but it can be bought by the government. The 2nd question was who was it used against and did any other country have access to the details of the people of India.
He further added that this spyware is an ‘attempt to crush Indian Democracy’. He said that the Supreme Court has taken a big step and they are happy that the authorities are investigating the matter in deep. He also talked about the upcoming Parliament session where they will debate about this topic. He asserted that the BJP won’t like this debate and may try to stop it.
The SC appointed a 3-member panel of cyber experts to investigate the Pegasus spyware that was used for the surveillance of certain personalities in India. The court added that every citizen has a right to privacy and the mere request of ‘national security by State’ can’t make the court a ‘mute spectator’.
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