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Watch | Snooping in India: Modi Government Must Provide Answers

In the list are phones used by ministers, opposition leaders, journalists, the legal community, businessmen, government officials, scientists, rights activists and others.

A leaked database of thousands of telephone numbers believed to have been listed by multiple government clients of an Israeli surveillance technology firm NSO Group includes over 300 verified Indian mobile telephone numbers, including those used by ministers, opposition leaders, journalists, the legal community, businessmen, government officials, scientists, rights activists and others, according to an investigation by The Wire and 16 media partners.

Arfa Khanum Sherwani discusses this issue of accountability with The Wire‘s founding editor Siddharth Varadarajan and Internet Freedom Foundation head Apar Gupta.

Read The Wire’s coverage as part of the Pegasus Project here.