Former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Omar Abdullah, has called for a thorough investigation into the probe alerts sent out by Apple to opposition leaders.
Abdullah, who currently serves as the vice-president of the National Conference, expressed concerns over potential snooping activities and urged Apple to share all pertinent information regarding the alerts.
“It should be investigated. Information was received earlier also that Israel’s software Pegasus was sold to this country and used to spy on people,” Abdullah said during his address at a rally at Karnah in North Kashmir district of Kupwara. “Apple should share all the details and after proper investigation, the truth should be told to the people.”
Abdullah also criticized the central government for the delay in holding elections and pledged that his party, the National Conference, would make every effort to reinstate statehood to Jammu and Kashmir. He firmly stated,
“The NC will participate in the elections and will get Statehood back, come what may,” he said.
Abdullah reiterated his stance regarding his direct participation in elections held under the Union Territory. He announced that he would not personally contest the polls, but assured that the National Conference would actively engage in every election to represent the interests of the people.