Sudhir Chaudhary, editor and anchor of Hindi news channel Zee News, made a tweet regarding the case of spying through Israeli software Pegasus, after which he came under the target of social media users and people started trolling him. Senior journalist Ajit Anjum has also given his reaction to Sudhir Chaudhary’s tweet.
In his tweet, Sudhir Chaudhary has raised questions on many such journalists, whose phones are being claimed to be hacked. In a way, he took a dig at the journalists included in the list of alleged spying.
The Zee News anchor wrote in his tweet, “Very disappointed with the Pegasus Project media list. Most of these “journalists” aren’t worthy of such expensive spyware.They have virtually no impact. Yes they are anti-Modi, but that’s not because of their journalism. It’s because their supply chains have been cut since 2014.”
Taking a potshot on Sudhir Chaudhary’s tweet, senior journalist Ajit Anjum tweeted,
This man is speaking who has been to Tihar after getting caught in a sting of Rs 100 crore extortion. From Hooda to Patel, he has been an inner-dweller during Congress government. Made himself a ‘Haji’ in every government by having fun and cream.Ajit Anjim
even before 2004
even after 2004
even after 2014
His supply line has always been on.
Let us tell you that an international consortium of several media outlets has revealed that India’s two central ministers, more than 40 journalists, three opposition leaders and a judge, a large number of businessmen and more than 300 mobile numbers of rights activists through the Pegasus software of Israeli surveillance company NSO Group, sold only to government agencies s may have been hacked.
According to media reports, the leaked figures include the numbers of many well-known journalists of major media organizations like Hindustan Times, India Today, Network 18, The Hindu, Indian Express. However, after this report came to the fore, the government at its level has denied the allegations related to monitoring of certain people.
Describing the use of Pegasus software to spy on journalists, human rights defenders and politicians around the world as “extremely worrying”, the UN human rights chief on Monday called on governments to urgently put an end to their surveillance techniques that violate human rights.