The Narendra Modi led union government suffers a big setback over the Pegasus Spyware; the Supreme Court said that it will hear the PILs on this issue.
It has to be noted that the Centre has dubbed the Spyware as a non serious issue despite the opposition parties mounting the pressure on the government to call for a probe.
The demand placed by the opposition parties that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should address the Parliament on the issue and let the members discuss the issue are in vain with the Centre being in no interest.
Responding to the demand of the opposition parties, parliamentary affairs minister Pralhad Joshi said that the parties are protesting for an issue that is not a serious one. Categorically he said, the government wants to discuss issues that are related to people.
Unhappy with the Centre's response over the issue, a few senior journalists and opposition leaders have moved the Supreme Court.
Advocates who appeared before the Supreme Court told the Court that mobile phones of ministers, politicians, journalists, and other institutions is a serious issue and sought directions for the urgent hearing.
Targeting the personal and sensitive information possessed by the mobile devices through the Spyware comes under the serious violation of the Fundamental rights, the advocates added.
Chief Justice NV Ramana said that the petitions and PILs pertaining to the
Pegasus Spyware will be entertained and the hearing will be started from the first week of August.
In the recent past, the Supreme Court's decisions gave brutal shocks to Narendra Modi government, be it controversial Agriculture bills or the handling of Coronavirus pandemic.
Pegasus Spyware has created a sensation in the country with the mobile phones used by journalists, politicians and a few judges getting compromised.
A few other countries also reported the alleged Spyware Attack. However, unlike India, the other countries ordered for an inquiry into the serious matter.
This made the opposition parties intensify their fight against the Centre to call for a probe. With the Supreme Court stepping in and calling for the hearing of the petitions,there is no option left for the Union Government.