Over 500 people and teams have written to Chief Justice of India (CJI) N V Ramana in search of instant intervention of the Supreme Courtroom within the alleged Pegasus snooping matter.
They’ve additionally sought a moratorium on the sale, switch and use of Israeli agency NSO’s Pegasus spyware and adware in India.
They’ve expressed shock over media studies that the spyware and adware was used for surveillance of ladies college students, lecturers, journalists, human rights defenders, legal professionals and victims of sexual violence.
In addition to, the signatories to the letter have requested the highest courtroom to undertake a gender-neutral sexual harassment, information safety and privateness coverage.
The letter additionally referred to the problem of alleged snooping on the apex courtroom official who had raised allegations of sexual harassment towards then Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi.
For girls, the Pegasus scandal is deeply regarding, for talking out towards the state and males in positions of state energy has meant that their lives are wrecked by such surveillance completely.
Human rights defenders have been imprisoned, and victims of sexual harassment have additionally not been spared such surprising types of state sponsored cyber-crimes, that are analogous to digital types of state terror,” the letter mentioned.
The letter has been signed by varied activists together with Aruna Roy, Anjali Bhardwaj, Harsh Mander; students and eminent legal professionals like Vrinda Grover, Jhuma Sen amongst others.
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 Pegasus spyware and adware.