Intervene in Pegasus issue, 500 individuals and groups urge SC

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NEW DELHI: Over 500 individuals and groups have written to CJI N V Ramana seeking immediate intervention of the Supreme Court in the alleged Pegasus snooping matter and declare a “moratorium on the export, sale, transfer and use of Pegasus” spyware in India.
The letter urged the top court to direct the Centre and the Israeli firm NSO to provide time-bound answers to several questions regarding the alleged state-sponsored cyber-warfare that has been waged against Indian citizens.
The signatories — who included Aruna Roy, Anjali Bhardwaj, Harsh Mander; Vrinda Grover and Jhuma Sen — expressed shock over media reports that the spyware was allegedly used for surveillance on women, students, academics, journalists, human rights defenders, lawyers and victims of sexual violence, and requested the top court to adopt a gender-just sexual harassment, data protection and privacy policy.


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