Goa Khabar : Shocking & sensational news reports disclosing illegal and unconstitutional hacking of cell phones of Constitutional functionaries, Union Cabinet Ministers, present & Former Heads of India’s Security Forces, Senior Leaders of Opposition, Journalists, Lawyers and Activists reflect treasonous and inexcusable dismantling of National Security by BJP Government. ‘Rule of Law’, ‘Fundamental Right to Privacy’ & ‘Constitutional Duties’ have been murdered in broad day light by the Modi Government charged Congress President Girish Chodankar.
He was addressing a Press Conference at Congress House Panaji in the presence of Leader of Opposition Digambar Kamat, former Union Minister Adv. Ramakant Khalap, former MLA Agnelo Fernandes and Congress Spokesperson Arch. Tulio De Souza to condemn the snooping and hacking of Cell phones through ‘Pegasus’ software.
Modi Government is the deployer and executor of this illegal and unconstitutional snooping and spying racket through Israeli surveillance software ‘Pegasus’ stated Girish Chodankar. We demand that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi must answer to the Nation, Whether Spying on India Security Forces, Judiciary, Cabinet Ministers, Opposition Leaders, Journalists and other Activists through a foreign entity’s, spyware not “Treason” and inexcusable Breach of National Security?
The unpardonable sin is that the snooping and hacking of cell phones through ‘Pegasus’ has given illegal access to the entire conversations, passwords, contact lists, text messages and live voice calls of India’s security apparatus, Union Ministers, Opposition Leaders, Paramilitary Chiefs, Supreme Court Judges and others. This is clearly “Treason” and total abdication of “National Security” by the Modi Government, more so when the foreign company could possibly have access to this data said Leader of Opposition Digambar Kamat.
Latest revelations today reveal that telephones of Congress leader, Shri Rahul Gandhi and his staff members were also hacked. The telephone of Shri Ashok Lavasa, Chief Election Commissioner was also selected for illegal surveillance and snooping. The Founder of ADR, Shri Jagdeep Chhokar appears to have also been targeted claimed Digambar Kamat.
He demanded a full investigation through independent judicial probe into the matter with inquiry on the role of the Prime Minister, Home Minister and others involved in the matter. He also said that Supreme Court must take suo-moto cognizance of this matter causing serious threat to nations security and privacy of citizens.
The spyware ‘Pegasus’ not only breaches the WhatsApp but is able to turn over the phone’s camera and microphone to capture all activities in the vicinity of the phone, besides hacking all the security features of the phone, including listening to and sending passwords, contact lists, calendar events, text messages and live voice calls stated Adv. Ramakant Khalap.
And the person responsible for it is none less than the Home Minister of India, Shri Amit Shah. Of course, it could not be done without the consent and concurrence of the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi. This is an unforgivable sacrilege and negation of Constitutional oath by the Home Minister and the Prime Minister he said.
Former MLA Agnelo Fernandes said that this snooping act is nothing but dictatoial approach of Modi led BJP Government.