header
Rights

Watch | From Ambedkarites, Labour Activists to JNU Students, Snoop List Targets All

The Wire has so far revealed the names of 112 people who have may have been targets of surveillance through the Israeli spyware.

The telephone numbers of an anti-caste leader and several prominent activists are part of a leaked database accessed by the Pegasus Project, which includes individuals confirmed to have been targeted with the Israel-based NSO group’s spyware.

The activists whose phone numbers appear in the leaked records include Ambedkarite activist Ashok Bharti; former Jawahar Lal Nehru University students Umar Khalid, Anirban Bhattacharya and Banjyotsna Lahiri; academic and chronicler of life in Naxal-dominated regions Bela Bhatia; railway union leader Shiv Gopal Mishra; Delhi-based labour rights activist Anjani Kumar, anti-coal mining activist Alok Shukla; Delhi University professor Saroj Giri; Bastar-based peace activist Shubhranshu Choudhary; former BBC journalist and trade unionist Sandeep Kumar Rai “Rauzi” who publishes a labour rights media platform called Workers Unity; Rauzi’s colleague Khalid Khan, and Jharkhand-based activist Ipsa Shatakshi.

Also Read: From Ambedkarites and Labour Activists to Umar Khalid and JNU Students, Snoop List Targets All

The Wire’s Ajoy Ashirwad Mahaprashasta discusses the issue in this video.