Leaders of the National Assembly Rahul Gandhi petted the prime minister over the matter using the hashtag “Pegasus”.
“We know what he’s reading – everything on your phone,” he said above Twitter.
“I wonder what you guys are reading these days,” Gandhi said two days ago in a tweet.
An international media consortium reported on Sunday that more than 300 mobile phone numbers have been verified, including two serving ministers, more than 40 journalists, three opposition leaders and a judge. The judge sits next to scores of businessmen and activists in India who may have been targeted for hacking through an Israeli Spyware sold only to government agencies.
However, the government has denied allegations of any form of surveillance of specific people, saying it “has no particular basis or facts regarding it”.
Leaders of the National Assembly Shashi Tharoor asked an independent congressional or judicial committee to investigate the matter after the government denied any involvement in the alleged phone wiretapping using the Pegasus spyware.
He said the Pegasus issue is a very serious one because it concerns national security.
Since the government has said it doesn’t do any snooping, this needs to be probed, he said.
“I feel that there needs to be a thorough independent judicial investigation or a joint congressional committee. We can’t just brush under the rug,” he told reporters.
“GoI has denied using it for unauthorized surveillance. The question is, if #Pegasus is only being sold to governments, what other governments (China/Pak?) are using it to spy on? stalking famous Indian citizens? The authorities should not call for an independent investigation,” Tharoor also said on Twitter.
Speaker of Parliament, Randeep Surjewala also demanded a thorough investigation
“Saheb, the country is asking how much money you are spending tracking other people’s phones while working 18 hours a day,” he said.
“Exploit-jeevi ji, along with political opponents, you don’t even disappoint journalists, judges, industrialists, your own ministers and even the RSS leadership,” he said. to speak.
“Rightly said – this time, government spying,” he said in another tweet in Hindi.
Parliamentary Secretary-General Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said the Pegasus issue was an affront to democracy.
“The Pegasus revelations are abhorrent. If true, the Modi government appears to have launched a serious and malicious attack on the constitutionally guaranteed Right of Privacy against Indian citizens. Degree as a Basic Right,” she said on Twitter.
Vadra added: “This is an insult to democracy and has ominous effects on our liberties.
The National Assembly and some other parties also raised the issue in Parliament.
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