UNB: BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir yesterday alleged that the government has been hacking the smartphones of the opposition leaders by using the ‘Pegasus’ spyware as part of its move to subdue its opponents.
Speaking at a discussion, he also accused the Awami League government of trying to completely depoliticise Bangladesh by using the state machinery and holding the next polls without the participation of the opposition parties.
“The telephone [cellphone] in your pocket is now your worst enemy,” the BNP leader said warning the opposition leaders and activists.He alleged that the people of Bangladesh have been spied upon by the government with the Pegasus spyware as this technology is helping the regime collect any person’s telephonic conversations, SMS, and other documents on their cellphones..
“They are now hacking the telephones of the opposition leaders to suppress the opposition parties and eliminate the dissent. This can’t happen in any democratic county… my privacy, politics, and democracy are my rights. As per democracy, the government can’t snatch my every right if it wants to,” Fakhrul said.
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