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Mamata Banerjee seeks public opinion on Centre's surveillance order

The move has come under attack from opposition parties.

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New Delhi Published on: December 21, 2018 18:12 IST
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Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday questioned the Centre's move to authorise 10 central agencies to intercept "any information" on computers. She sought public opinion on the same.

"I have come to know that the Union Home Ministry has issued an order yesterday authorising 10 central agencies to carry out interception, monitoring and decryption of any information generated, transmitted, received or stored in any computer resource," she tweeted.

"If it is for National Security, then only for that purpose central government already has the machinery. But, why all commoners will be affected? Public Opinion please...," Banerjee added.

The Ministry of Home Affairs has allowed 10 investigating agencies to intercept, monitor and decrypt "any information" generated, transmitted, received or stored in "any computer".

It has also empowered the Delhi Police to do the same. The move has come under attack from opposition parties. 

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