[Pegasus Snoopgate] Supreme Court hears petitions for independent probe, disclosure of material: LIVE UPDATES

The Supreme Court of India is slated to hear nine petitions today on Pegasus snoopgate.
Pegasus snoopgate, supreme court
Pegasus snoopgate, supreme court

The Supreme Court of India is slated to hear nine petitions today on Pegasus snoopgate.

There are nine petitions that have been filed so far in the case, including by advocate ML Sharma, Rajya Sabha MP John Brittas, Director of Hindu Group of publications N Ram and founder of Asianet Sashi Kumar, the Editors Guild of India, Jagdeep S Chhokar, Narendra Mishra, Rupesh Kumar Singh and Ipsa Shatakshi, Paranjoy Guha Thakurta, SNM Abidi and Prem Shankar Jha.

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[Pegasus Snoopgate] These are the 9 petitions which Supreme Court will hear today

Pegasus made by the Israeli software firm NSO Group, can infect smartphones without users' knowledge and access virtually all their data. Sixteen international media outlets across the globe including The Wire had published the investigation into Pegasus software being employed by different governments world wide including the Indian government to snoop on political adversaries, journalists and Constitutional functionaries.

Names of Indian journalists, politicians, lawyers, activists, a Supreme Court Judge and others were reported to have featured in a list of potential targets for NSO clients.

Live updates of the hearing today feature here.

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