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What the Pegasus surveillance scandal means for Indian democracy

21/07/2021 01:29 PM | Click to read full article

The Pegasus scandal is a matter of grave concern for Indian democracy. 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.

Pratap Bhanu Mehta, in his column ‘The Shadow of the Pegasus’ writes, it has great implications for our institutions. Government cannot sidestep questions by alleging conspiracy.