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Editors Guild, 6 media outfits demand probe monitored by SC | India News – Times of India


NEW DELHI: At least seven organisations representing journalists got here collectively on Thursday to strongly condemn the alleged surveillance achieved on mediapersons by way of the (*6*) adware.
Demanding readability on how this was achieved and who authorised the snooping, the Press Club of India, Editors Guild of India, Press Association, Delhi Union of Journalists, Indian Women’s Press Corps, Working News Cameraman Association, IJU, and varied media organisations demanded a Supreme Court-monitored inquiry into the alleged unlawful snooping.
“The acts of snooping on citizens undermine democracy. It is, therefore, incumbent on the government to put an end to obfuscation of details and to come clean on the use of Pegasus spyware,” a joint assertion by the organisations stated.
Referring to the acts of snooping as a “gross misuse of state powers” that should be stopped instantly, the organisations stated nationwide safety can’t be a defend for such unrestricted surveillance and added that media organisations “will explore constitutional options for the safeguard of democracy and freedom of press.”



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