It has been almost a week since the Pegasus Project report came out. The expose by Paris-based Forbidden Stories and Amnesty International in collaboration with 16 media outlets in different parts of the world has revealed a list of persons who were potential targets of the spyware pegasus. The Leaked list included 50,000 phone numbers, 300 of them were Indians. These numbers were later corroborated and what came out of this was nothing less than shocking. These numbers belonged to Several journalists working on crucial stories, bureaucrats, diplomats, activists, lawyers, social workers and businessmen. Even two sitting ministers’ phone numbers were found to be on the list. The Israeli company which made this spyware, NSO has denied the charge of its involvement in such kind of alleged snooping on civilians. It has maintained that its spyware technology helps combat terrorism and millions of people are safe thanks to their spyware. But it also says that its clients are vetted govts. In that case, the govts across the world have been questioned by the masses as to who ordered snooping. There is no doubt that The pegasus project has shaken the world politics, business circles and even the reporting world. But the question is what are govts across the world really doing about it? and a question specific to India…what is Indian govt doing about it??? Well, this is something we are going to look at today. We are going to look at what has been the reponse of different countries to the Pegasus controversy…
What has been the response of Israel and what has been the response of Modi govt.
Report by Tejas Joshi: India In Denial As Other Democracies Probe Pegasus Charges
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