New Delhi: Israel spy software Pegasus was allegedly used to bug and put on surveillance, phones of two serving union ministers, three opposition leaders, one constitutional authority, current and former heads of security organisations, administrators, businessmen and 40 senior journalists and activists from across India, according to an expose by a global consortium of media publications, including The Wire in India.
This is a list of Indians, including journalists, lawyers and activists whose phones were allegedly potential targets of surveillance, some of which were successfully snooped upon, according to the expose.
Shishir Gupta, Hindustan Times
Prashant Jha, Hindustan Times
Rahul Singh, Hindustan Times
Aurangzeb Naqshbandi, Hindustan Times
Saikat Dutta, former Hindustan Times
Vijaita Singh, The Hindu
Muzamil Jaleel, The Indian Express
Ritika Chopra, The Indian Express
Sushant Singh, former The Indian Express
Sandeep Unnithan, India Today
Siddharth Varadarajan, co-founder of The Wire
Swati Chaturvedi, The Wire
Devirupa Mitra, The Wire
Rohini Singh, The Wire
M.K. Venu, The Wire
J Gopikrishnan, The Pioneer
Paranjoy Guha Thakurta, journalist and adviser, NewsClick
Manoranjana Gupta, editor-in-chief, Frontier TV
Shabir Hussein Buchh, independent journalist
Iftikar Gilani, journalist covering J&K
Smita Sharma, independent journalist and news anchor
Prem Shankar Jha, Indian economist, journalist
Santosh Bhartiya, journalist and ex MP
Deepak Gidwani, independent journalist
Bhupinder Singh Sajjan, Punjabi journalist
Jaspal Singh Heran, Punjabi Journalist
Hassan Babar Nehru, lawyer and activist in J&K
Umar Khalid, JNU scholar, currently in jail under UAPA
Thirumurugan Gandhi, activist arrested under UAPA
Rona Wilson, activist arrested under UAPA
Rupali Jadhav, arrested under UAPA
Degree Prasad Chouhan, activist
Laxman Pant, activist
This list has been updated and some names removed as they had not consented to their names being made public but it was erroneously published by a foreign publication which is part of the project.
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