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A war by a government against its own citizens; Pegasus petitions are heard by the Supreme Court of India

In the hearing, the petitioners highlighted how Pegasus works and that it is sold only to governments while the Chief Justice posed further questions on the matter.   Some of the most prominent names in the legal fraternity in India logged in today to a virtually packed Court Number 1, on August 5, 2021, as the Supreme Court of India heard pleas for action following the Pegasus Project, in a case that will have a significant impact on privacy in the country, with the potential of there finally being reform and oversight over the actions of intelligence agencies in India. Senior Advocates Kapil Sibal and CU Singh represented journalist N. Ram and Shashi Kumar, as well as the Editors Guild of India - both separate petitions- and Shyam Divan represented Prof Jagdeep Chhokar*, founder of the Association for Democratic Reforms,…

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