Intelligence officials alerted me about Pegasus on my phone: Rahul Gandhi at Cambridge University | Watch
Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday during his lecture at the prestigious Cambridge University referred to the Pegasus row that created a political stir in India a few months back.
He said, “A large number of political leaders have Pegasus on their phones. I had Pegasus on my phone. I have had calls from intelligence officers who say please be careful what you say on the phone because we are recording stuff.” Are.”
So there is a constant pressure that we feel, he claimed.
He said, “There are cases registered against the opposition. There are many criminal cases registered against me, which should not be under criminal cases.”
Gandhi stressed that as the opposition, it is very difficult to communicate with the people when there is such an attack on the media and the democratic structure.
Supreme Court on Pegasus spyware controversy
In August 2022, the Supreme Court said that a technical panel appointed by it to investigate unauthorized use of Pegasus found some malware in five of 29 mobile phones it examined, but could not conclude that it was caused by Israeli spyware. . After perusing the report submitted by former apex court judge RV Raveendran, Chief Justice NV Ramana also said that the central government did not cooperate with the Pegasus probe.
The top court last year ordered an inquiry into allegations of Israeli spyware being used by government agencies for targeted surveillance of politicians, journalists and activists and appointed technical and supervisory committees to look into the Pegasus row. The media union had given the report. 300 verified Indian mobile phone numbers were on the list of potential targets.
Rahul Gandhi at Cambridge Judge Business School
Rahul Gandhi, Visiting Fellow at Cambridge Judge Business School (Cambridge JBS), delivered a lecture on ‘Learning to Listen in the 21st Century’ to students at the university on Tuesday evening.
Cambridge JBS said its MBA program is aimed at globally-minded, successful individuals who want to understand the complexities of business and society and thanked Gandhi for sharing “his experiences and insights on global economics and policy making”. expressed.
Gandhi is on a week-long visit to the UK and is scheduled to hold closed-door sessions at Cambridge University on Big Data and Democracy and India-China relations. Later in the week, he will interact with representatives of the Indian Overseas Congress (IOC) UK chapter and also address the “Indian Diaspora Convention” planned over the weekend in London.
(with PTI inputs)
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