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How Pegasus scandal undermines democracy and Dalitbahujan empowerment

The Sangh is trying to establish a nation based on the brahmanical Manusmriti. The message in the Pegasus episode is that those who are opposed to it will be put under surveillance. We are in a dark age – at its darkest yet, writes Bhanwar Meghwanshi

The news that hundreds of mobile phones in India were hacked using the Pegasus spyware, a product of the Israeli company NSO Group, has sent shockwaves through the country. The Narendra Modi-led central government is being accused of spying on politicians, social workers and media personnel. This development has made international headlines and has been noted as being dangerous for Indian democracy. This global outrage is not without reason. Besides around 40 journalists, those who were placed under surveillance included ruling as well as opposition politicians, a former election commissioner, heads of an investigative agency, social activists and industrialists.

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About The Author

Bhanwar Meghwanshi

Author, journalist and socio-cultural activist Bhanwar Meghwanshi is the editor of Shunyakal.com. His autobiography ‘Main ek Karsewak tha' is about his early days as a Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) worker and how he left the organization and became its staunch critic. The English translation of the book was published recently under the title ‘I Could not be Hindu’.

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