DIMAPUR, JULY 22: The Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) condemned what it alleged is the illegal and unconstitutional deployment of Pegasus and demanded the Union Home Minister Amit Shah be sacked immediately for his failure to uphold the provisions of the Constitution of India which he has sworn to uphold.
In a press release, NPCC president K Therie expressed shock that cell phones of important personalities in the nation have been “illegally and unconstitutionally hacked” including Rahul Gandhi and his office staff.
“It has also been reported that the spyware ‘Pegasus’ was deployed to hack cell phones in the run-up to the 2019 General Elections to Parliament”, he said.
Stating that it is a declared policy of NSO, the author of Pegasus that all its products are sold to “government agencies to combat terrorism and other serious crimes”, the NPCC alleged that the BJP Government has misused this tool to infringe on the civil liberties of individuals affected by covertly accessing their personal data and turning their mobile phones into listening devices.
“Prime Minister Modi is responsible for spying on India’s Security Forces, Judiciary, Cabinet Ministers, Opposition Leaders, Journalists and other activists through a foreign entity’s spyware; thereby committing treason and an inexcusable breach of National Security”, he said.
“The tapping scandal is a blatant reflection of the loss of ideas and wisdom of the BJP Government, which has stooped so low as to snoop for others’ ideas. It is also an exposure of the BJP’s greed for power which knows no bounds. They have been indulging in EVM fraud in past elections. A clearer picture is now emerging on the secret behind the BJP’s success”, the NPCC further alleged. (Page News Service)