Decoding India-Pak Legal Battle Over Hyderabad Nizam’s Wealth
A dispute over millions of pounds between India’s royalty and Pakistan. What are we talking about? Tune in!
A Partition story between India and Pakistan and the Nizam of Hyderabad turned into a long-drawn battle which continued for 70 years. The dispute was over an enormous amount of wealth – 35 million pounds to be precise, which have been stuck in a UK bank account for years.
Finally, on 2 October, there was a breakthrough which put India on the winning side.
Today’s episode of the Big Story podcast is going to be about the Hyderabad funds. India and the heirs of Osman Ali, the seventh Nizam of Hyderabad on one side, and Pakistan on the other, have been laying claim to a sum of money deposited by the Nizam in a NatWest Bank. Recently, the High Court of UK ruled in favour of India and the two descendants of Osman Ali Khan.
What was the case all about? Why did it take so long to resolve it? And what does Partition have to do with it? Tune in!
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