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TN Political parties laud Supreme Court move to appoint panel on Pegasus issue

- October 28, 2021

Chennai, Oct 28 (BPNS)

Super Star turned politician Kamal Haasan led Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) has welcomed the decision of the Supreme Court of India to constitute an expert technical committee under the supervision of Justice R.V. Raveendran, retired from the Apex court.

The Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK) led by Thol Thirumavalavan and the Naam Thamizar Katchi (NTK) of actor, director Seeman also welcomed the decision of the Supreme Court.

Kamal Haasan in a tweet said that the truth must come out and individual privacy must be protected and said that the MNM welcomed the Supreme court constituting a technical committee to study the matter.

VCK leader and Member of Parliament, Thol Thiruvamavalavan in a statement said that the decision of the Supreme Court has renewed faith in judiciary among the people of the country.

He also said that the verdict has given clear guidelines on the issues to be probed by the panel and on the recommendations to be made. The VCK leader said that the Supreme Court bench had earlier declared that individual privacy is a fundamental right and three years ago the Apex court had directed the Indian Government to pass laws to protect the data privacy of individuals.

He said that even after the relapse of three years since the Supreme Court had directed the Government of India to pass laws to protect the data privacy of individuals, no change has happened.

Thol Thirumavalavan said that the Supreme Court-appointed panel shall expeditiously investigate and reveal the names of people who were targeted using Pegasus software. He also demanded that those who were involved in using the Pegasus software against individuals must be several punished.

Naam Thamizhar Katchi (NTK) leader and actor, director Seeman also welcomed the Supreme Court decision to constitute a technical committee to probe the usage of Pegasus software against individuals. The NTK leader also demanded strong action against those involved in such activities