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Chidambaram assaults govt over Pegasus, asks whether or not it should surrender ‘ostrich-like angle’ | India Information – Kaiserin Magazine

NEW DELHI: Senior Congress chief P Chidambaram on Friday attacked the federal government over the Pegasus snooping allegations, asking whether or not it should surrender its “ostrich-like angle” and comply with the opposition’s demand for a full dialogue in Parliament on the problem.
The Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha have been adjourned repeatedly over opposition protests demanding a dialogue on the Pegasus snooping allegations for the reason that Monsoon Session commenced on July 19.
Attacking the federal government, Chidambaram mentioned one other case of misuse of Pegasus adware has been revealed now with France’s nationwide cybersecurity company confirming that Pegasus adware was infiltrated into telephones belonging to 2 journalists of Mediapart, an investigative journal in France.
“Mediapart is the media organisation that broke the story that the Rafale plane deal was being probed in France,” the previous house minister mentioned.
“Will the federal government surrender its ostrich-like angle and comply with the Opposition’s demand for a full dialogue in Parliament on misuse of Pegasus adware in India? How lengthy can the federal government duck and conceal and scoot when all that the Opposition desires is a full debate?” Chidambaram mentioned in a sequence of tweets.
A global media consortium has reported that over 300 verified Indian cell phone numbers have been on an inventory of potential targets for surveillance utilizing Israeli agency NSO’s Pegasus adware.
Opposition leaders together with Rahul Gandhi, two union ministers — Prahlad Singh Patel and Railways and IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw — businessman Anil Ambani, a former CBI chief, and at the least 40 journalists are on the listing on the leaked database of NSO. It’s, nevertheless, not established that each one the telephones have been hacked.
The federal government has been denying all Opposition allegations within the matter.

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