Editors' Guild Goes To Supreme Court, Seeks Probe Into Pegasus Scandal

Editors' Guild Goes To Supreme Court, Seeks Probe Into Pegasus Scandal

Newsdesk |
August 3, 2021

The Editors' Guild of India has gone to the Supreme Court, seeking an investigation into the Pegasus spyware scandal. The Guild has asked the court to form a Special Investigation Team to probe the issue. It also wants the judges to seek details from the government on the spyware contract and a list of those targetted. The court will hear the matter on Thursday.

New Delhi, 03 August 2021

As per news report of NDTV, This adds to the clutch of petitions in the court on the explosive reports by a consortium of global media houses last month, which alleged that a host of opposition politicians, journalists and others were targets of the spyware. The government has come under pressure after the software vendor NSO said its clients are only "vetted" governments and their agencies. Earlier, senior journalists N Ram and Sashi Kumar, CPM MP John Brittas and advocate ML Sharma also wanted the court to ask the government to disclose whether it obtained a licence for the spyware or used it - directly or indirectly - to conduct surveillance of any kind. Senior journalist Paranjoy Guha Thakurta and four others, who were on the alleged list of targets for surveillance by the Israeli military-grade spyware, have also filed the petitions in the court seeking that the installation or use of spyware be declared "illegal and unconstitutional".

Source -NDTV


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