Pegasus row: Arunachal Pradesh Youth Congress stages protest in Itanagar

Itanagar: Members of the Arunachal Pradesh Youth Congress on Thursday staged a protest in front of Raj Bhawan in Itanagar against the alleged snooping on several Congress leaders and others using the Pegasus spyware by the Central government.

Several media reports claim that Pegasus spyware, created by NSO Group of Israel, was used in India to target the phones of several prominent journalists, politicians and other personalities.

Besides shouting slogans against the Union government and its leaders, members of the APYC led by their youth wing general secretary Zirgi Kadu also demanded the immediate resignation of Union Home Minister Amit Shah for the phone hack scandal, terming it an illegal and unconstitutional act.

The Youth Congress also called upon the Supreme Court to constitute an independent committee under the supervision of the Chief Justice of India to carry out a judicial inquiry into the alleged use of Pegasus spyware which they alleged was used by the Centre to hack into the phones of several key political leaders, human right activists, lawyers and journalist among others.

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Slamming the union government, Zirgi said that both the Indian constitution and law is being throttled by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Central government.

“Democracy is being trampled and the fundamental rights of the citizens are being suppressed”, said Kadu, adding that one’s right to privacy is being breached.

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