“Privacy is not about the wish to hide, as is often asserted. It is about having a space of one’s own where our thoughts and being are not the instrument of someone else’s purposes. It is an essential component of dignity and agency,” it mentioned.
The plea mentioned the use Pegasus was not simply eavesdropping on conversations however can be utilized to entry your entire digital imprint of 1’s life because it renders helpless not simply the proprietor of the telephone hacked however everybody who’s in contact with him.
The petition, which is more likely to come up for listening to in the approaching days, mentioned the nationwide safety implications of the revelations had been “enormous” because the “explosive growth” of surveillance know-how distributors is a world safety and human rights downside.
“Pegasus is not just a surveillance tool. It is a cyber-weapon being unleashed on the Indian polity. Even if authorised (which is doubtful), the use of Pegasus poses a national security risk,” it mentioned.
It sought a course to border an SIT underneath the supervision of the highest courtroom for investigation into the scandal and to prosecute all accused individuals and ministers for getting of Pegasus and alleged snooping of residents of India, together with judges, opposition leaders, political individuals, activists, advocates and others, for vested political pursuits since 2017.
The plea additional sought to declare shopping for of Pegasus software program for snooping unlawful and unconstitutional.