New Delhi, Agencies. The Pegasus espionage case will be heard in the Supreme Court today. The Pegasus espionage case will be heard by a bench of Chief Justice NV Ramanna and Justice Surya Kant. Petitions have been filed in this case by senior journalists Enram and Sasikumar, CPM’s Rajya Sabha MP John Brittas and advocate ML Sharma.
The Supreme Court will hear on Thursday various petitions seeking an independent probe into the Pegasus case. These include petitions by the Editors Guild of India and senior journalists N. Ram and Shashi Kumar. The opposition’s ruckus continues in Parliament over the investigation into the Pegasus case. Due to the uproar of the opposition, the proceedings of the Parliament are being adjourned repeatedly.
According to the list uploaded on the Supreme Court’s website, a bench of Chief Justice NV Ramana and Justice Surya Kant related to the reports of alleged spying of eminent personalities, politicians and journalists by government agencies with the help of spyware Pegasus of Israeli firm NSO. Will hear the petitions.
What is the matter?
Significantly, the International Association of Media Organizations revealed that Israel’s spy software, sold only to government agencies, was used by India’s two central ministers, more than 40 journalists, three opposition leaders and a judge, including a large number of businessmen and More than 300 mobile numbers of rights activists have been hacked. However, the government has denied the allegations related to surveillance of certain people at its level. The government said that there is no solid basis for this or there is no truth related to it.
An international media association claimed in a report that 300 Indian mobile phone numbers were included in the list of possible targets for spying through Pegasus spyware. Special Investigation Team (SIT) should be set up for the purpose. The Guild, in its application, in which senior journalist Mrinal Pandey is also the petitioner, has said that it is the duty of its members and all journalists to seek information and explanation and to ensure the success of the state. And make all the organs of the government accountable by continuously analyzing the failures.