Centre again cites security to duck full affidavit, SC order on Pegasus soon

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta said the Centre did not want matters of national interest to be part of public discourse or judicial debate through an affidavit.

published on : 14th September 2021

Unbelievable that Centre refusing to file detailed affidavit on Pegasus: Petitioners to SC

The court was told by senior advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing for N Ram and Sashi Kumar who have filed one of the pleas, that the government can't tell the apex court to 'shut your eyes'.

published on : 13th September 2021

Pegasus snooping row: SC to pass interim order on pleas seeking independent probe

The pleas are related to reports of alleged snooping by government agencies on eminent citizens, politicians and scribes by using Israeli firm NSO's spyware Pegasus.

published on : 13th September 2021

Has the media lost perseverance?

The media, of course, always loves the latest news. But that is no reason to abandon worthwhile causes halfway without taking them to their logical conclusion

published on : 3rd September 2021

Pegasus snooping row: Bengal assures SC that Lokur panel will not proceed for time being

The State government in its affidavit has called the Union government "non-committal and evasive" while justifying the setting up of a two-member Commission of Inquiry.

published on : 25th August 2021

Govt telling SC it can't divulge its info in public is 'confession' that spyware was used: Chidambaram

The Centre on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that divulging information on whether the country uses spyware like Pegasus or not would involve national security aspect.

published on : 18th August 2021

Enemies will change, modulate software if information is disclosed: Centre to SC in Pegasus matter

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta said those involved in terror activities may take pre-emptive steps if the government divulges details of which software is used for various purposes.

published on : 17th August 2021

Pegasus controversy: SC issues notice to Centre

A bench headed by Chief Justice N V Ramana sought the Centre's response on the pleas and said it will take up the matter after 10 days and see what course should be adopted.

published on : 17th August 2021

Pegasus row: Nothing to hide, will constitute committee of experts, Centre tells SC

With a view to dispel any wrong narrative spread by certain vested interests and with an object of examining the issues raised, it said, the government will constitute a committee of experts.

published on : 16th August 2021

UN experts call for more rules on countries' use of spyware 

The independent experts, who focus on a number of rights issues under mandates from the U.N.-backed Human Rights Council, are in “direct communication” with NSO and the Israeli government.

published on : 12th August 2021

Pegasus row: Lok Sabha Speaker meets officials on not appearing before Tharoor-led Parliment panel

The three secretaries wrote to Tharoor conveying their unavailability to depose before the panel at its meeting on July 28.

published on : 12th August 2021

Only PM can answer on behalf of all ministries, why is he silent: P Chidambaram on Pegasus row 

Minister of State for Defence Ajay Bhatt, while replying to a question in Rajya Sabha on Monday, said, "Ministry of Defence has not had any transaction with NSO Group Technologies."

published on : 10th August 2021

Pegasus row: NCP asks Centre to probe if any foreign powers snooped on Indian judges, politicians

Malik told reporters here that the Defence Ministry has said there was no transaction with the NSO Group, an Israeli surveillance software company, regarding the Pegasus spyware.

published on : 10th August 2021

'Have faith in the system': Supreme Court takes exception to parallel debates over Pegasus on social media

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the Centre, told the bench that he needed some time to take instructions from the government on the issue raised in the petitions.

published on : 10th August 2021

Rajya Sabha adjourned till 12 noon amid opposition uproar over Pegasus row 

The opposition members, however, insisted that the Pegasus matter be taken up for discussion and trooped into the Well.

published on : 10th August 2021
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