NEW DELHI: A PIL was filed in the Supreme Court challenging the recent Ministry of Home Affairs order authorising 10 central agencies to intercept, monitor, decrypt “any information” on computers. The petition filed by advocate Manohar Lal Sharma seeks quashing of the government’s December 20 notification.
The petition filed by advocate Manohar Lal Sharma seeks to quash of the government’s December 20 notification. -The petition said the December 20 order allows the Central agencies to intercept, monitor and decrypt “any information” generated, transmitted, received or stored in “any computer resource” and called it the “ultimate assault on the privacy”. The plea claimed that the notification was issued “to find political opponent, thinker and speaker to control entire country under dictatorship to win coming general election under an undisclosed emergency as well as slavery which cannot be permitted within the Constitution of India”.