Every step is being taken for the sake of ‘national interest’.

India
September 4, 2011 1:51am CST
From a news article in a newspaper, I came to know that earlier this year there were reports that almost one lakh phones in India were being tapped. The government was asked to give an explanation for this objectionably high count but nothing further was heard about the consequences. But it may be that they heard everything. Thus it seems that in this free country which is claimed to be the biggest democratic country in the world, you never know that someone might be listening in to your daily phone conversations for the sake of ‘national interest’. How do you react knowing this fact about India?
3 responses
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
6 Sep 11
While this kind of information would not make me feel comfortable at all, I also know that there are similar things that are going on throughout the world right now. For example, here in the United States, the FCC is allowed to listen to phone calls when there are certain key words that are used in the conversation. This is supposed to help to deter terrorists. With that said, it isn't something that is that comforting, but then again, it could be something that does help our safety.
@celticeagle (118563)
• Boise, Idaho
4 Sep 11
I would say that it is not much different than what is happening here in the US. I hear that the law reads now that if their is a firm suspicion of something going on against the law that the authorities can do whatever they want to do. I think it is sad to see this happening anywhere.
@anil02 (2968)
• India
4 Sep 11
It is not a good practice at all. It is unfair and. It is attack on freedom of citizens. It is not good for democracy of this country. Only courts can do in this matter.