10 Opposition parties are set to move a joint adjournment motion in the Lok Sabha in order to discuss the Pegasus spyware issue. Congress Party’s chief has been entrusted with the responsibility to manage coordination between the parties. 

Recently, a consortium of global media outlets had published reports stating that Pegasus was used to hack into the phones of people across the world. The list of targets included the names of around 300 Indians, including Opposition leaders, journalists, etc. 

    

Ten Opposition parties to move joint adjournment notice in Lok Sabha to discuss Pegasus spyware issue

WHAT?

10 Opposition parties are set to move a joint adjournment motion in the Lok Sabha in order to discuss the Pegasus spyware issue. 

WHO?

Congress Party’s chief whip K Suresh has been entrusted with the responsibility to manage coordination between the opposition parties.

However, the Bahujan Samaj Party has so far not committed itself to the Pegasus adjournment notice while the All India Trinamool Congress was missing from the meeting.

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On Sunday, a consortium of 17 global media outlets had published reports stating that Pegasus, a spyware developed by Israeli firm NSO, was used to hack into the phones of thousands of people across the world. The list of potential targets includes the names of around 300 Indians, including Opposition leaders, journalists and govt officials.

The Israeli firm behind Pegasus has always maintained that the software is only sold to governments and not to private players.