India Greens Party condemns the snooping notification, calls it draconian

New Delhi, December 2018: The India Greens Party, country’s first green party, has condemned the Modi Government’s notification giving mandate to intelligence, police and tax agencies to intercept messages on electronic devices like laptops, computer and mobile devices, etc.

Describing the notification draconian and violative of Article-21 of the Constitution, the President of the India Greens Party, Suresh Nautiyal, said in a statement that “the Modi Government is converting democratic India into an Orwellian state where citizens will have no privacy, freedom of expression and dignity”.

Mr Nautiyal demanded that the central government immediately withdraw the notification.

“India Greens Party is committed to preservation of civil and democratic rights of the people and will oppose the police state Mr Modi is trying to impose at the expense of fundamental rights guaranteed by the Constitution,” Mr Nautiyal added.

According to the press statement issued in New Delhi on Sunday by party’s Vice-President, Prashant Tandon, the issue will be discussed in the Political Affairs Committee (PAC) of the party which will take a decision for further action plan if notification was not withdrawn before 31st December this year.