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Pegasus spyware created commotion in the world over: What you need to know

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Governments around the world have come under suspicion in the Pegasus case.

There was a ruckus between the parties in Indian Parliament for 2 days and finally, the parliament was adjourned till Thursday.

Paris based Forbidden stories and Amnesty International have gained access to a leaked list of more than 50,000 records of phone numbers selected for surveillance. More than 1000 phone numbers in India were on the list.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, former election commissioner Ashok Lavasa and two sitting Union Ministers were among prominent people potentially targeted by Israeli phone hacking software sparking a political storm on the floor of Parliament. Also on the list was the woman who accused then Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi of sexual harassment in 2019 and her relatives, election strategist Prashant Kishore and TMC leader Abhishek Bannerjee.

Apart from this, Union Information technology minister Ashwini Vaishnaw, who defended the government and Jal Shakti minister of State Prahlad Singh Patel were the high-profile government names.

Ashwini Vaishnaw described the matter as an" attempt to malign Indian democracy and its well-established institution. It is not a coincidence that the reports have been published a day before the monsoon session of parliament".

While the Congress party kept demanding an inquiry into the matter, the ruling party BJP called it a baseless report and has denied any link to the wrongdoing. The ruling party said that many other issues which are to be debated in Parliament have been left behind because of this matter.

Congress slams BJP, calling it 'Bhartiya Jasoos Party'. Congress demanded the resignation of Amit Shah, Home Minister of India. The opposition parties did not allow Prime Minister Narendra Modi even to introduce his new cabinet colleagues on the first day of Parliament. PM said that Congress is not able to tolerate us. Amid this uproar, the Indian Parliament on the second day was adjourned up to Thursday.

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