Raghav chadha and shashi tharoor

Opposition leaders accused the government of spying

Opposition leaders such as Aam Admi Party’s leader and Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament Raghav Chadha and Congress Leader and Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament Shashi Tharoor accused government of spying them and hacking there phone. They both leaders received a Apple notification where said that potential state-sponsored spyware attack.

AAP Rajya Sabha MP Raghav Chadha tweeted that “Early this morning I received a concerning notification from Apple, warning me about a potential state-sponsored spyware attack on my phone. The notification states that, “If your device is compromised by a state-sponsored attacker, they may be able to remotely access your sensitive data, communications, or even the camera and microphone.” I use my smartphone to perform my parliamentary duties — engage with members of my constituency, address requests and provide assistance. I also use it to question the dictatorial practices of the Central Government. It is also an instrument used by me to communicate with my party colleagues, workers and volunteers for elections. I use it to coordinate my media appearances too. It is also a device I use to discuss legal strategies with lawyers in several of my ongoing litigations. Hence, not only my smartphone but the democratic interests of our country have come under attack. This notification is reminiscent of the Pegasus spyware scandal which also had targeted many voices that are critical of the BJP. Even in this attack, I am not the only opposition leader who has been attacked. Multiple voices of the opposition have been targeted. This snooping is happening as we are merely months away from a General Election. It must also be placed within the broader attacks on the opposition who are facing relentless repression by investigatory agencies, politically motivated criminal cases and incarceration. These attacks are not on me as an individual, or one opposition party but the common people of India. As it is not about my phone or my data alone. Every Indian needs to be worried. Because today it is me, tomorrow it could be you.”

Other hand Congress leader and Rajya Sabha MP Shashi Tharoor also tweeted about the same and shared some screenshots on twitter.

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