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Reporters Without Orders Ep 306: Land deals in Ayodhya, BJP’s data collection app

A reporters’ podcast about what made news and what shouldn’t have.

WrittenBy:NL Team
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This week, host Basant Kumar is joined by Scroll’s Ayush Tiwari and independent journalist Srishti Jaswal.

Ayush reported on the murky land deals in Ayodhya – signed between a firm owned by BJP leaders and the Adani group. He delves into a series of similar land deals that have come to the fore over the past few years.

Srishti talks about her report on the BJP’s data collection app, Saral, and what the party hopes to achieve from it. She says data manipulation in India is “too easy”.

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00:00:00 - Introduction

00:01:20 - Land deals in Ayodhya

00:20:41 - Data collection in India

00:44:55 - Recommendations



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Produced and edited by Saif Ali Ekram, and recorded by Anil Kumar.

This podcast was published with AI assistance.


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