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Youth Congress president Srinivas BV (File Photo)
Youth Congress president Srinivas BV (File Photo)

Youth Congress calls for nationwide protest today over Pegasus issue

ANI | Updated: Feb 02, 2022 03:43 IST

By Siddharth Sharma
New Delhi [India], February 2 (ANI): Indian Youth Congress has called a nationwide protest in state capitals on Wednesday over spyware software Pegasus issue, said Srinivas BV, IYC National President.
"The manner in which the spying and blackmailing were done by Pegasus software on leaders of the opposition, on the judges, on the colleagues of the media and on other citizens makes it a serious subject, the evidence of which has now come to the fore," said Srinivas.
"The Prime Minister of India was busy buying Pegasus and spying while the unemployed were stumbling and sticking to the race for 'jobs'. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi had asked two questions to the government in July 2021, to which the Prime Minister did not answer but now reports are out from New York Times, and the answer is quite clear," he said.
The national president of IYC said that Bharatiya Janata Party should change its name to Bharatiya Jasoos Party while demanding an investigation into the matter by Joint Parliamentary Committee.
"The fundamental rights of the citizens of the country are being suppressed. The government has committed treason, played with national security. Country's opposition leaders, including Rahul Gandhi, journalists of various respected media organizations and people holding constitutional posts were spied on," he added.
"NSO (Company owning spyware software) had said that Pegasus is used by governments to fight extremism, whereas in reality it has been used against opponents of this government," Srinivas said.
IYC workers will protest outside parliament in New Delhi at a time when Congress MP Rahul Gandhi is likely to raise the same issue inside the house through his reply during the motion of thanks to the President's address. (ANI)