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Journalists N Ram and Sashi Kumar move the Supreme Court seeking probe into Pegasus Snooping Row

Lawstreet Journal 29 Jul 2021 3:20pm

Image courtesy: Lawstreet Journal Judiciary Journalists N Ram and Sashi Kumar move the Supreme Court seeking probe into Pegasus Snooping Row

Senior Journalists N Ram and Sashi Kumar have approached the Supreme Court seeking direction for independent inquiry headed by a sitting or retired judge of the Supreme Court to probe into the allegations that illegal surveillance has been carried out on inter alia journalists, lawyers, government ministers, opposition politicians and civil society activists using the Pegasus spyware.

The petitioners submitted that the global investigation involving several leading publications around the world has revealed that more than 142 persons including journalists, lawyers, government ministers, opposition politicians, constitutional functionaries and civil society activists from India have been identified as potential targets for surveillance using Pegasus spyware.

The petitioners also seek a direction to the Union Government of India to disclose if the Government of India or any of its agencies have obtained license for Pegasus software and employed it either directly or indirectly, to conduct surveillance in any manner. According to the petitioners the forensic analysis of several mobile phones belonging to persons targeted for surveillance by the Security Lab of Amnesty International have confirmed Pegasus-induced security breaches.

The petition has been preferred mainly on the following grounds:

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