Last week, on Thursday evening, we received an email from Saikat Datta, where he claimed that he had a recording of a conversation, from an iSPIRT meeting, where we discussed various ways to get around the Supreme Court verdict on Aadhaar, along with other allegations.
While this recording was unauthorised, and we were in the midst of internal deliberations (and we have pointed this out to Mr Datta), we have engaged with the reporter to ensure that our view was presented fairly. We are publishing this email exchange and that audio file in the interest of full disclosure, and transparency.
Thursday 3rd Jan 12:52 PM, separate emails from Saikat Datta to Sanjay Jain & Sharad Sharma
Thursday 3rd Jan 10:32 PM, response from Sanjay Jain to Saikat Datta
Sunday 6th Jan, 3:47 PM, a second email from Saikat Datta along with Audio recording
Sunday 7th Jan, 12:13 AM, the response from Sanjay to Saikat Datta
In our last email to Saikat, we have mentioned that we have earlier seen activism in the form of reporting, and requested that he report on this issue fairly and that he present our answers in full. We do hope that he will do so.
In the meantime, we wanted to let the iSPIRT community know that we will continue to deal with issues such as these with transparency. If we are doing something incorrect/inappropriate, we will welcome any feedback.
The post is authored by Sanjay Jain and Sharad Sharma.