India’s top court seeks govt response on plans to snoop on citizens ‘ computers

FILE PHOTO: A sign is seen outside the grounds of the Supreme court in New Delhi, India, September 28, 2018. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis/File Photo

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – the indian Supreme court on Monday asked the government to respond in six weeks on the pleadings against a recent home ministry order that allowed some agencies to monitor the personal computers of citizens.

Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi issued the notice of the government against the controversial order. However, the supreme court has not stayed the order.

In the last month, the home ministry had issued an order 10 of the federal government to intercept and monitor information from a computer, a motion of the opposition said that it would risk creating a “surveillance state”.

Reporting by Suchitra Mohanty; Editing by Rashmi Aich

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