Congress MP Rahul Gandhi has said that the Pegasus snooping row was ‘an issue of sedition’ for the country and people who ordered the spying of journalists, activists and opposition leaders must face the action.
Gandhi on Friday shared a photo of opposition MPs staging a protests on the issue as he wrote, “#PegasusSnoopgate is an issue of sedition. Our demand is simple- This should be investigated under the supervision of the Supreme Court so that the country knows this seditious act was committed at whose behest. PM or the HM.”
#PegasusSnoopgate देशद्रोह का मामला है।
हमारी सीधी सी माँग है- सुप्रीम कोर्ट की निगरानी में इसकी न्यायिक जाँच हो ताकि देश को पता चले कि ये देशद्रोह किसके कहने पर किया गया- PM या HM? pic.twitter.com/65A3aIb4XQ
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) July 23, 2021
The government, meanwhile, has rejected Gandhi’s call for a probe. Minister of State for Home Affairs Ajay Kumar told NDTV, “We have clarified everything in the spyware case. There is no issue for any probe. Those who are making allegations are political failures and they have no other issue.”
The Pegasus snooping scandal has rocked Indian politics after it emerged that phones of several journalists, opposition politicians, certain ministers in the cabinet of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, former Election Commissioner Ashok Lavasa and other key individuals may have been compromised by using the Israeli spyware Pegasus.