State Governments need to step up on the Pegasus issue

On July 18, 2021, we came to know about the widespread use of NSO Group’s Pegasus spyware against Indian citizens. However, this is not the first time. In 2019, similar reports came out which detailed how activists and lawyers in Maharashtra & Chhattisgarh were targeted through the spyware. Cognisant of the legal injuries as well as the violations of fundamental rights that have occurred, we wrote to the state governments of Maharashtra & Chhattisgarh to institute investigations into the use of spyware against citizens.

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