The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement:

The Ministry of Home Affairs has issued an order authorizing ten Central agencies to intercept, monitor and decrypt “any information generated, transmitted, received or stored in any computer”.

This is a brazen attack on the fundamental right to privacy given to every citizen by our Constitution.  This order goes against the spirit of Supreme Court judgements on telephone tapping guidelines, the right to privacy judgement and the Aadhar judgement.

The track record of this government in harassing and persecuting citizens who do not share the RSS/BJP viewpoint is there for everyone to see. Individuals have been picked up for social media posts which are seen as being inimical to their image.

The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) demands that this order must be rescinded immediately.