Indian opposition wants investigation into spyware use

The Indian government continues to downplay the Pegasus scandal, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi dismissing it as a “non-issue”. But opposition parties have shown rare unity in calling for an investigation and describing it as an attack on human rights and democracy. Jowharreports from New Delhi.

The Israeli NSO Group company created the Pegasus spyware to target criminals and terrorists. But research shows that India, like other governments around the world, used the spyware to attack human rights defenders, journalists, political activists, lawyers, judges, academics and members of the political opposition.

Despite national and international calls for a judicial inquiry, Modi’s government continues to deny the allegations — crying conspiracy instead.

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