SC Pegasus Ruling ‘Historic’, ‘a Watershed’; Prima Facie it’s an Indictment of Govt: Dushyant Dave
Dushyant Dave, one of the country’s foremost lawyers, has called the Supreme Court’s Pegasus order “a historic decision” and “a watershed in the history of the court”. Dave says “the judgement is, in fact, sunshine in these dark days” but adds it’s “a decision that has surprised the entire country”.
In an interview to Karan Thapar for The Wire, Dave, a former president of the Supreme Court Bar Association, said the judgement is based on the Supreme Court’s assumption that Pegasus was used and that the right to privacy of Indian citizens was breached. He says the language used by the Supreme Court about national security and privacy “clearly establishes the court is worried about the infringement of citizen’s right”.
“The Supreme Court has clearly and categorically stood with the citizens of India,” he continued, adding, “It has told the government enough is enough”. He said the Supreme Court has said, “We are here as watchdogs.”…