CHANDIGARH: The Digital Media Association of Punjab today demanded a high level probe into allegations of Pegasus made in the joint investigation by 40 top media organisations and also condemned IT raids on a leading media house of India.

Devinderjit Singh Darshi President and members of the Association in a statement said that Pegasus espionage case had dented the image of India in the eyes of world. He said that it was duty of center government to clear all doubts. He said that media fraternity in India was worried about freedom of the press and any act of hacking of mobile phones of media men, senior officers and politicians is matter serious matter. If Indian government is not involved in it then it become more important to identify the foreign powers behind the espionage cases.

Darshi said that protecting human rights was first duty of the democratically elected government. He said that freedom of expression is guaranteed by the constitution of India. He stated that recent raids by government agencies on media houses and a TV channel were gross violation of constitution and an attack on freedom of the press.

He said that association has resolved to seek judicial probe under supervision of Supreme Court in cases of Pegasus and IT raids on media houses. The association also urged the Prime Minister to intervene and order an independent probe into espionage scam.

The other members of the Association endorsed the resolution included Baljit Balli Chief Patron of the association, Satinder Bains Chairman, Mahavir Jain Senior Vice President, Devinder Singh Kohli General Secretary, Parminder Singh Jattpuri Office Secretary, H.S.Bawa Vice President and Parshant Sharma.

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