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Aanya Kapoor

Aanya Kapoor

Asked on 22 December, 2018

What is the new order of monitoring passed by Centre?

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Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), on Thursday, granted sweeping powers to 10 Central investigative agencies to intercept, monitor and decrypt any data stored on computer devices.

Surabhi Rathore

Surabhi Rathore

Asked on 22 December, 2018

Which agencies enjoy the power?

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The agencies empowered are the Intelligence Bureau, Narcotics Control Bureau, Enforcement Directorate, Central Board of Direct Taxes, Directorate of Revenue Intelligence, CBI, National Investigation Agency, Cabinet Secretariat (R&AW), Directorate of Signal Intelligence (in Jammu and Kashmir, North-East and Assam only), and the Delhi Police Commissioner.

Hemant Mittal

Hemant Mittal

Asked on 22 December, 2018

What did the opposition say in the order?

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The opposition said the country was turning into an Orwellian state and Rahul Gandhi told Prime Minister Narendra Modi he was behaving like an insecure dictator.

Vishal Khan

Vishal Khan

Asked on 22 December, 2018

What has the Centre in defense?

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The Centre said no new law was passed and it existed in UPA era in 2009 too.

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