After receiving several pleas for a court-monitored inquiry over Pegasus, the Supreme Court bench headed by CJI NV Ramana issued an order to the Central government to respond over Pegasus within 10 days.
On behalf of the Central government, the Solicit General Tushar Mehta said that they had nothing to hide and it is a matter of national security. The Supreme Court which says that it doesn’t disclose anything for the defence of the country has also said the government doesn’t mind saying it before the expert group as some eminent personalities are alleging snooping of phones.
With this statement, the Supreme Court hints about constituting a committee to probe into the Pegasus issue. It was known that this Parliament session was not fruitful as the Houses had been adjourned continuously due to the uproar of opposition demanding a discussion over Pegasus.
After flag hoisting at Supreme Court lawns on the eve of 75th Independence Day, CJI Rama expressed displeasure over the functioning of Parliament how valuable time and money has been wasted without a worthy discussion on laws. He recollected how laws have been discussed in detail and also stressed the role of lawyers in the freedom struggle. He wanted lawyers to be part of politics for the betterment of society by stressing the sacrifice of Mahatma Gandhi for the nation.