Dear Indian Citizen,
The recent Snooping Scandal alleged in regime of Shri Narendra Modi has woken up entire media,ruling party and opposition on the ISSUE OF PRIVACY RIGHTS OF INDIAN CITIZEN AND DUTY OF THE STATE.The snooping incident is summarized as below.
Chief Minister of Gujarat was orally requested by an elderly person to have surveillance on his major daughter .The CM provided with the necessary arrangements (whether through written orders or oral communications is not established yet.) in response to the request.This incident dates back to 2009,i.e.4 years ago.
Now The ruling party Congress got hold of this information through COBRAPOST sting operation and CONGRESS is very furious about INVASION OF RIGHT TO PRIVACY OF INDIAN CITIZEN.They contain that Gujarat CM has has invaded PRIVACY OF INDIAN CITIZEN BY ORDERING TAPPING OF HER COMMUNICATIONS WITHOUT HER KNOWLEDGE AND CONSENT.
Portals Cobrapost and Gulail released a report and made public tapes in which Shah, a close aide of Modi, is purportedly heard directing the state police to monitor the movements of a young woman and a senior IAS officer. The websites alleged three key wings of the Gujarat police were involved in this snooping effort.
“Can he violate the law by snooping upon every conversation of the girl? Can the chief minister be allowed to use the entire state resources to snoop and invade the privacy of one young woman even if her father made that request? “Under what provision of the law was the Indian Telegraph Act violated? Who should be punished for these violations?” ARE THE QUESTIONS RAISED BY RULING CONGRESS PARTY.
Now compare this activity with PROJECT PRISM.
We know that through PROJECT PRISM National Security Agency of USA uses to gain access to the private communications of users of nine popular Internet services. The access is governed by Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, which was enacted in 2008. A classified PowerPoint presentation leaked by Edward Snowden states that PRISM enables “collection directly from the servers” of Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Facebook and other online companies.
This means that practically all the conversation,communications, file sharing, photo sharing etc. through ONLINE medium was,is and will be accessed by USA.
The bigger issue here is USA is invading PRIVACY OF NETIZEN of entire Universe and nobody has even raised a voice of concern EITHER FROM CONGRESS OR BJP?
Does this act of USA is not violation of INDIAN CONSTITUTION as per arguments of Congress Leaders? Are FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS OR FOR THAT MATTER HUMAN RIGHTS are not violated by USA?
ARE WE AS A NATION CONCERNED ABOUT THE SAME?
It is very sorry state of affairs that NEITHER MEDIA NOR RULING PARTY NOR MAIN OPPOSITION PARTY is VOCAL on this issue and all of them CONCERNED ABOUT PRIVACY INVASION OF AN INDIVIDUAL.
The way news channels are debating this issue and amount of time devoted to this issue as compared to PROJECT PRISM ISSUE, only makes one understand that in this COUNTRY POLITICS IS ALWAYS FIRST,POLITICIANS ARE ALWAYS THE PRIORITY FOR TRP.
National Interest issues are neither PRIORITY of POLITICIANS NOR MEDIA.
I hope that at least this snooping incident will remind the people once again about PROJECT PRISM and make them more vocal.