Never miss a great news story!
Get instant notifications from Economic Times
AllowNot now


You can switch off notifications anytime using browser settings.
12,086.70114.9
Stock Analysis, IPO, Mutual Funds, Bonds & More

Rahul Gandhi attacks government on snooping row

As Facebook-owned WhatsApp sued Israeli cyber intelligence company NSO Group this week that exploited its video calling system to snoop on 1,400 selected users globally, details emerged on Thursday that there were "insignificant number" of Indian ...

IANS|
Oct 31, 2019, 11.13 PM IST
0Comments
PTI
Untitled-8
"The Govt seeking WhatsApp's response on who bought Pegasus to spy on Indian citizens is like Modi asking Dassault who made money on the sale of RAFALE jets to India," tweeted Rahul Gandhi, who is on a meditation visit abroad.
NEW DELHI: As WhatsApp snooping of human rights activists and journalists in India reached the political corridors on Thursday, senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi added a Rafale angle to the row.

"The Govt seeking WhatsApp's response on who bought Pegasus to spy on Indian citizens is like Modi asking Dassault who made money on the sale of RAFALE jets to India," tweeted Rahul Gandhi, who is on a meditation visit abroad.

As Facebook-owned WhatsApp sued Israeli cyber intelligence company NSO Group this week that exploited its video calling system to snoop on 1,400 selected users globally, details emerged on Thursday that there were "insignificant number" of Indian human rights activists and journalists among those who were targeted.

Earlier on Thursday, the Congress accused the government of being behind the entire controversy and demanded an investigation monitored by the Supreme Court.

Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said his party suspects that even judges of the Supreme Court and high courts, besides many opposition leaders, have been snooped upon.

"We suspect that many opposition leaders and judges of the Supreme Court and high courts are in this list," Surjewala said.

Also Read

My name is not 'Rahul Savarkar', will never apologise for truth: Rahul Gandhi

Speaker indicates complaint against Rahul Gandhi sent to privilege committee

Attempt by 'Modi-Shah govt' to ethnically cleanse Northeast: Rahul Gandhi on CAB

Passage of Citizenship Amendment Bill is attack on Indian Constitution, says Rahul Gandhi

Comments
Add Your Comments
Commenting feature is disabled in your country/region.
Download The Economic Times Business News App for the Latest News in Business, Sensex, Stock Market Updates & More.

Other useful Links


Copyright © 2019 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. All rights reserved. For reprint rights: Times Syndication Service