The UN human rights chief on Monday said the apparent widespread use of Pegasus spy software to illegally undermine the rights of those under surveillance, including journalists and politicians, was “extremely alarming” and confirmed “some of the worst fears” surrounding the potential misuse of such technology.
Accusing the Narendra Modi government of “treason” and compromising on national security over the Pegasus spyware issue, the main Opposition Congress on Monday demanded the sacking of Home Minister Amit Shah and a probe into the “role of Prime Minister” Narendra Modi in the matter.
The Supreme Court staffer who accused former Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi of sexual harassment in April 2019, is among the names revealed today as potential targets of Israeli spyware 'Pegasus' in the latest set of explosive revelations by The Wire.
Former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, was twice selected as a potential surveillance target in leaked phone number data, making him one of dozens of Indian politicians, journalists, activists and government critics whose numbers were identified as possible targets for the Israeli company’s government clients, according to an investigation into a massive data leak.
"Even after his death, they didn't stop," says Syed Athif Geelani, son of Syed Abdul Rahman Geelani whose phone was found infected with Pegasus...