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Congress stages protest condemning Pegasus scam

Youth Congress cadre break telephone instruments in Sivakasi during a protest against Pegasus snooping scam on Thursday.   | Photo Credit: HANDOUT

Condemning the snooping of phones of several persons, including political leaders from opposition parties, Youth Congress members here staged a demonstration and broke telephone instruments as mark of their protest.

The protest, led by Virudhunagar East district Youth Congress president, M. K. M. Meenakshisundaram, was held in front of the BSNL office here.

“Telephone tapping using Pegasus spyware is illegal and is in violation of right to privacy,” he said.

Stating that spyware is used by nations to intercept conversations of terrorists, he said why should the phone of Congress leader, Rahul Gandhi, and other political leaders from the opposition parties be tapped.

He said even former judicial officer and the Election Commissioner were on the list of those persons who were under the surveillance of Pegasus spyware.

The youth Congress cadres raised slogans against the Centre.

Sivakasi Assembly Constituency Youth Congress leader, R. Venkatesh, was present.


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