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Friend Of The Court: Episode 1; Jain Hawala Diaries: Part 1

LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK
31 Oct 2022 5:28 AM GMT
Friend Of The Court: Episode 1; Jain Hawala Diaries: Part 1
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Description:
It's 1991. Rajiv Gandhi has been assassinated and PV Narasimha Rao has just been sworn in. Militancy is on the rise in Kashmir. The CBI discovers a mysterious set of diaries while investigating terror financing networks. The trail leads to the Jains, a powerful business family That in turn points to Rs 65 crore being paid to various prominent figures, including politicians and bureaucrats. Blitz magazine gets the scoop, splashing it on the front page. But the matter quickly dies down. How does the black economy work? What is the hawala system? Why is this scandal being hushed up?

Show notes

Guest speakers in this episode include:

  1. Arun Kumar
  2. Sanjay Kapoor
  3. Shantonu Sen
  4. Vineet Narrain

Credits

Host: Raghu Karnad

Research and Writing:

Research Manager: Ramya Boddupalli

Legal Researcher: Vipinn Mittaal

Scriptwriter: Ramya Boddupalli

Script editor: Bhavya Dore

Fact checker: Vipinn Mittaal

Advisors: Lawrence Liang, Ranvir Singh, Shyam Divan and Vivek Divan

Production:

Head of Production: Shaun Fanthome

Creative Director: Mae Mariyam Thomas

Producer: Abbas Momin

Producer/Sound Editor: Joshua Thomas

Production Assistant: Sakshi Nair

Sound Design & Mix: Kartik Kulkarni

Graphic Designer: Sephin Alexander

References

News clip about Rajiv Gandhi's assasination: https://youtu.be/3QVODgQQfCs

News clip of PV Narasimha Rao's swearing in ceremony: https://youtu.be/yLuL1lhPwNM

News clip of Ram Mandir chants : https://youtu.be/1QBK_FPYA9c

Excerpts of Devi Lal, Sharad Yadav, Ram Jethmalani and Vineet Narain from original Kalchakra report: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Da9rNEWy0wc&t=4s

Sound Design clips:

Doordarshan News clip - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vT8BLJujVvU

Reporting from Kashmir- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vb34Ap2muJI&t=401s

Sucheta Dalal interview with Harshad Mehta scam 1992 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDWuKIhPPug&t=207s

The full transcript and list of resources can be found here: https://www.anildivanfoundation.org/episode1

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