Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in hot waters. He is accused of spying on political opponents using military-grade spyware. The allegations have sparked protests in India’s parliament creating a tense political environment in India. This article written by Sheikh Saaliq and Krutika Pathi is published by Associated Press. Here is an excerpt:
India’s Parliament erupted in protests on Tuesday as opposition lawmakers accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government of using military-grade spyware to monitor political opponents, journalists and activists…
“This is a national security threat,” an opposition Congress party official, Kapil Sibal, said at a news conference.
The protests came after an investigation by a global media consortium was published on Sunday. Based on leaked targeting data, the findings provided evidence that the spyware from Israel-based NSO Group, the world’s most infamous hacker-for-hire company, was used to allegedly infiltrate devices belonging to a range of targets, including journalists, activists and political opponents in 50 countries.
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