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CPI(M) demands thorough probe into WhatsApp snooping case
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CPI(M) demands thorough probe into WhatsApp snooping case

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New Delhi, Nov 7: The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) on Thursday targeted the Narendra Modi government over the WhatsApp snooping allegation, saying that 'government complicity in the hacking and surveillance have now become public' and said that 'it is disturbing and condemnable'.

"There has to be a thorough enquiry into the whole sordid affair. If government agencies are responsible for illegal hacking, those responsible must be punished", said the CPI(M) in an editorial in its mouthpiece People's Democracy.

The party's response comes days after the allegation of the hacking of WhatsApp accounts of various activists, journalists and politicians in India through the use of the Pegasus spyware owned by an Israeli company NSO.