The Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) on Saturday demanded the resignation of Union Home Minister Amit Shah for the alleged breach of national security in the Pegasus snooping.
The party, in a memorandum submitted to the President, has also demanded to constitute a Supreme Court-monitored judicial inquiry to find out the role of government officials involved. The memorandum also demanded, “Constitute a Supreme Court-monitored judicial inquiry to find out the role of Government officials involved and initiate actions against all such persons found involved in the illegal surveillance by Pegasus spyware.” The memorandum was submitted to the President of India Ram Nath Kovind through Governor Jagdish Mukhi.
It said that 300 Indian numbers were targeted for surveillance using the Israeli Pegasus spyware. The numbers belong to opposition leaders, constitutional authorities, journalists, union ministers, Foreign Ambassadors, and High Commissioners.
The committee has also alleged that the BJP-led government is behind the spyware. The statement said, “It is very clear that the Pegasus spyware was used by only BJP Government against the opposition for their political gain. It is to be mentioned that evidence of hacking was confirmed by Amnesty International’s Lab which conducted forensic analysis on a sample of targeted phones.”