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Another petition filed in the Supreme Court regarding Pegasus

Demand to question the government about the Act of Cyber ​​Terrorism

Two eminent journalists have approached the Supreme Court regarding the Pegasus espionage case. He has asked in his petition that the government be asked whether the Center or any of its agencies have obtained a license for Pegasus spyware or used it to monitor Indian citizens. The petition by N Ram, director of The Hindu Group and Sasikumar Balakrishna Menon, founder of the Asian College of Journalism, has also sought a probe into the espionage case by a retired or sitting judge of the Supreme Court.
act of cyber terrorism

In the petition filed by lawyer Shadan Farasat, this espionage case has been termed as Act of Cyber ​​Terrorism. It said, the attack is prima facie an act of cyber-terrorism. Under this, the device ministers, senior political figures and constitutional functionaries have been targeted with sensitive information of the government. Terming Pegasus software made by Israeli firm NSO Group as highly sensitive military software, the petition said such mass surveillance using military-grade spyware violates several fundamental rights and attempts to infiltrate and attack independent institutions. does.

Petitions filed earlier on Pegasus

Even before this, petitions have been filed in the Supreme Court regarding Pegasus. Recently, another petition has been filed in the Supreme Court in this espionage case. Rajya Sabha MP John Brittas has approached the Supreme Court seeking a court-monitored probe into reports of alleged spying of activists, politicians, journalists and constitutional functionaries by government agencies using Pegasus. Earlier, advocate ML Sharma had filed a petition demanding that the investigation be conducted by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) under the supervision of the court.