Take the pledge to vote

For a better tommorow#AajSawaroApnaKal
  • I agree to receive emails from News18

  • I promise to vote in this year's elections no matter what the odds are.
  • Please check above checkbox.

    SUBMIT

Thank you for
taking the pledge

Vote responsibly as each vote counts
and makes a diffrence

Disclaimer:

Issued in public interest by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) (“HDFC Life”). CIN: L65110MH2000PLC128245, IRDAI Reg. No. 101 . The name/letters "HDFC" in the name/logo of the company belongs to Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited ("HDFC Limited") and is used by HDFC Life under an agreement entered into with HDFC Limited. ARN EU/04/19/13618
LIVE TV DownloadNews18 App
News18 English
News18 » Politics
1-min read

AAP condemns denial of asylum to Snowden by India

Edward Snowden, who is holed up in the transit lounge at Moscow airport, has sought asylum from 20 countries including India.

Press Trust Of India

Updated:July 3, 2013, 2:50 PM IST
facebookTwitter Pocket whatsapp
AAP condemns denial of asylum to Snowden by India
Edward Snowden, who is holed up in the transit lounge at Moscow airport, has sought asylum from 20 countries including India.

New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Wednesday condemned the central government for denying asylum to fugitive former CIA agent Edward Snowden who blew the whistle on US data mining.

"The Aam Aadmi Party condemns these cowardly acts of our government and demands that as a country governed by a constitution which protects civil liberties, and committed to protecting whistleblowers, the government must stand up to the US and offer political asylum to Snowden," the AAP said in a statement.

Snowden, who is holed up in the transit lounge at Moscow airport, has sought asylum from 20 countries including India. His US passport has been revoked.

"Instead of honouring this hero as a whistleblower who has alerted us all to this massive violation of citizen's as well as the national rights of all countries, including India, our government has meekly capitulated to US pressure and refused asylum to Snowden with great alacrity," the AAP said.

The party also attacked External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid for "justifying" the US government's global eavesdropping and surveillance programme, codenamed Prism.

"The thin veneer of justification offered that such massive surveillance was used to prevent terrorist attacks is absurd in the light of the fact that there is no single terrorist attack which has been shown to have been prevented by such surveillance," it said.

Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox - subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what's happening in the world around you – in real time.

Read full article
Next Story
Next Story

facebookTwitter Pocket whatsapp

Live TV

Countdown To Elections Results
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results