Tripura Pradesh Youth Congress Protest Against Pegasus Spying Scandal
Youth Congress protested against Pegasus Spying Scandal. Police arrested all at Post office Chowmuhani, Agartala.
Tripura Pradesh Youth Congress demonstrated a protest in Agartala against the Modi government alleging it to be misusing the Israeli spyware Pegasus.
“The protest is against the Narendra Modi government for misusing the Pegasus malware used to hack the mobile phones of important national leaders, including Rahul Gandhi,” said Pujan Biswas, president of the Tripura unit of Youth Congress who led the protest.
The Narendra Modi government on Friday dismissed as a “non-issue” the allegation that the Pegasus spyware was used to snoop on Indians and rejected the Opposition’s demand for an immediate discussion in both Houses of Parliament.
Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Friday attacked the government over the Pegasus snooping allegations, asking whether it will give up its “ostrich-like attitude” and agree to the Opposition’s demand for a full discussion in Parliament on the issue.
“The IT minister (Ashwini Vaishnaw) has already given a detailed statement in both Houses. A non-issue is being used to stall the House. There are many other important people-related issues,” parliamentary affairs minister Pralhad Joshi told the Lok Sabha during Question Hour amid Opposition demands for a discussion.
“This (Pegasus) is a non-issue and also a non-serious issue,” Joshi stressed.