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What is the new order of monitoring passed by Centre?

Asked on 22-12-2018 by Aanya Kapoor

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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.

Which agencies enjoy the power?

Asked on 22-12-2018 by Surabhi Rathore

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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.

What did the opposition say in the order?

Asked on 22-12-2018 by Hemant Mittal

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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.

What has the Centre in defense?

Asked on 22-12-2018 by Vishal Khan

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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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