Modi government accused of spying on critics and opponents using Pegasus spyware

Just when Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist government is trying to recover from widespread international and local condemnation for its culpability in India’s COVID apocalypse, it is now being derided for what some are calling India’s Watergate. A powerful surveillance tool called Pegasus, made by Israeli firm NSO and licensed only to governments, was allegedly used in India to snoop on mobile phones of up to 1,000 people over the past six years, according to a groundbreaking global collaborative investigation by a consortium called the Pegasus Project.

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