A friend from Pakistan remembers Khurshid Anwar

“मुझे तोह यकीन नहीं आ रहा कि तुमने अनवर के बारे में लिखा है। बार बार पढ़ा, फिर पढ़ा, ३-४ बार पढ़ने के बाद यकीन हुआ। यार बहुत दुःख हुआ मुझे। १० साल पहले जब इंडिया आया था जवाहरलाल नेहरू विश्वविद्यालय के हॉस्टल में जब अनवर ने खुद खाना बनाया था प्यार से खिलाया फिर लास्ट इयर उसके घर गया तो वोह खाना ही बना रहा था ख़ुशी ख़ुशी बातें करते अपनी मेहमान नवाज़ी, दोस्ताना अंदाज़ फ्रैंक होकर वोह बातें कर रहे थे और वोह उसी तरह प्यार तरीके से अपनी फीलिंग्स से मोहब्बत का इज़हार कर रहे थे।

“One wonders what that television anchor and that so called feminists have to say now, and whether they have at all understood the extent of their complicity in Anwar’s tragic death. Surely this is not what the media is here for, and is it not time for the media itself to clamp down serious restrictions on itself?

There should also be restrictions placed on the manner of reporting, the detailed and sometimes bordering-on-the-perverted kind of reportage of rape cases with explicit details that do not really contribute to the story, so that the norms of journalistic ethics and decency are observed. This preoccupation with sordid details of a horrible crime is clearly to attract viewership, and through it advertisements.

Journalism seems to have crossed all barriers of decency in its coverage of sexual exploitation of women, moving from the responsible to the crass and crude world of un-accountability. Someone has to bell this ugly cat, but so far that ‘someone’ is still not visible.”

अनवर हमेशा ज़िंदा रहेंगे क्योंकि प्यार, दोस्ती, मोहब्बत हमेशा ज़िंदा रहती है। अनवर ज़िंदा हैं।”Image

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