Congress Raises Issue Of Alleged Chinese Surveillance In Parliament. (FILE)

New Delhi:

Congress members on Wednesday raised in both Houses of Parliament the supposed tracking of over 10,000 popular Indian people and organisations by a Chinese innovation business and asked the federal government to develop an “impregnable firewall program” to handle the “digital aggressiveness” by the neighbouring nation.

Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu asked the Minister of Parliamentary Affairs to notify the minister worried to “see what can be done and learn the accuracy likewise”, after Congress members, K C Venugopal and Rajiv Satav revealed issue over a media report in this regard, throughout the Zero Hour.

Leader of Congress in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury stated China has actually lagged the spread of coronavirus, physical aggressiveness in Ladakh and now “digital aggressiveness”.

” We remain in clutches of China. Is the federal government not familiar with it? … Our nationwide security is being shattered,” Chowdhury stated while raising the problem throughout the concern hour in the Lower House.

He requested IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad to develop an “impregnable firewall program to withstand the brand-new hazard”.

His celebration associate Suresh Kodikunnil too raised the problem.

Earlier in the day, Congress members Venugopal and Satav used up the problem throughout the Zero Hour in the Upper House.

” I wish to welcome the attention of this House through you Chairman, a stunning news which belongs to nationwide security and personal privacy of Indian residents,” Mr Venugopal stated.

He stated the Indian Express has actually reported that a Shenzen-based innovation business with links to the Chinese federal government, and the Chinese Communist Party, is tracking over 10,000 Indian people and organisations in its international database of foreign targets.

” This consists of … really stunning, the President of India likewise, you the Vice President of India, the Prime Minister of India and the opposition leaders, consisting of Congress President, Chief Ministers, MPs, army chief, and industrialists,” Mr Venugopal stated.

The Chinese business has actually likewise gathered the database of bureaucrats in essential positions, judges, researchers, academicians, reporters, stars, sportspersons, spiritual figures and activists, he included.

” This is a significant location of issue. I wish to understand from the federal government whether it has actually born in mind of it. If so, what action has actually been taken,” Mr Venugopal asked.

The Congress leader likewise charged that the federal government was not responding to and going over reports relating to Chinese invasion in border locations.

Echoing his views, Mr Satav stated this is an extremely major problem.

” The federal government ought to clarify. The reality ought to come out. How can a Chinese business spy on popular individuals,” Satav stated.

To this, Mr Naidu asked the Minister of Parliamentary Affairs to remember of the matter.

” It has actually appeared plainly. Notify the minister worried and see what can be done and discover out the accuracy likewise,” the Rajya Sabha Chairman stated.

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