The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) strongly denounces the refusal of the Union Government to be accountable before the judiciary and to the country on the use of Pegasus, a military grade spyware, against our own citizens. The committee appointed by the Supreme Court to investigate the use of this spyware has informed that the government was “not cooperative”. This is unacceptable.
The government had refused to give a categorical answer to the Supreme Court whether any State agency used Pegasus spyware or not.
Leaders of nineteen Opposition Parties have issued the following Statement after an Online Meeting on August 20, 2021
The central government is passing important legislations through the din created by government sponsored disruptions. The CPI(M) demands that no legislation should be passed without a proper structured discussion. This BJP central government is undermining the parliament of discharging its responsibility and legislating on important matters working people life and death issues. This must stop.
The CPI(M) demands that the government come clean on this issue. It must and order a criminal investigation. The Party also demands the passing of a comprehensive data protection law which safeguards the rights and privacy of citizens.