Kochi : MP John Brittas, one among petitioners against Pegasus snooping, welcomed the Supreme Court decision to setting up of Experts Committee to probe the allegations. The verdict is crucial and one that bolsters democratic system, said Brittas. In a case where the central government played hide-and-seek, the Committee will now pull up underlying truths, the MP said.
The assumption was growing that any one’s privacy could be pried into in the name of national security. The SC verdict now has rendered a fitful blow to that notion. The court’s ruling adds lusture to its earlier judgment upholding right to privacy as fundamental right of citizens, said Brittas.