Pegasus: Rupesh Kumar Singh, Ipsa Shatakshi and other journalists approach SC

Rupesh Kumar Singh and Ipsa Shatakshi, both independent activists of repute who report on issues related to Adivasi people in Jharkhand, have approached the Supreme Court asking the Court to declare that the use of a spyware such as Pegasus is unconstitutional. They have also asked the Court to direct the Government to disclose all documents that it has related to Pegasus. Their petition was listed for hearing before the SC on 05.08.2021, and the petitioners were represented by Mr Arvind Datar, Senior Advocate. The Court issued notice to the Union Government and directed that the Union of India be served a copy of the petitions and the matter be listed early next week for further consideration. IFF has provided legal assistance to Mr Rupesh and Ms Ipsa, as well as other journalists and civil society members who have been affected by the Pegasus Spyware attack.

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