Indian opposition says government misled parliament over spyware use

The New York Times reported on Friday India purchased NSO’s Pegasus software as part of a $2 billion weapons package in 2017.

The government has previously denied reports it used Pegasus to spy on activists, journalists and politicians.

“This government is misleading the House, the Supreme Court, the people… as opposition, it’s our responsibility to raise this issue,” Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, leader of the opposition Congress in parliament’s lower house, told local media.

The Trinamool Congress, a second opposition party, said it would move a similar motion in a session of India’s parliament, that began on Monday.

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