UN gave strong advice in Pegasus case, said – immediately stop surveillance techniques- Pegasus phone hacking case has now reached the United Nations. In this case, the UN human rights chief called on the use of Pegasus software to spy on journalists, human rights defenders and politicians around the world as “extremely worrying” and called on governments to immediately curb their surveillance techniques that violate human rights. There was a violation.
being used for spying on opponents
The United Nations has said that a global media association investigation has revealed that software from the Israel-based NSO Group is being used to spy on journalists, human rights activists and political opponents around the world.
Concerns over human rights violations
“The revelations about the use of Pegasus software to spy on journalists, human rights defenders, politicians and others in various countries are extremely worrying,” UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said in a statement. Governments must immediately curb their surveillance techniques that violate human rights.
There is a ruckus in India, the government on target of the opposition
There has been an uproar in India over the Pegasus phone hacking controversy. The opposition has been continuously attacking the government over this report which came out a day before the Monsutra session of Parliament. Congress raised the demand of JPC (Joint Parliamentary Committee) regarding this. At the same time, the government’s stand on this issue is somewhat different. It has termed this report as a conspiracy to tarnish the image of the government. The Home Minister and the IT Minister have questioned the timing of the arrival of this report.