National Dailies cover Justice, Human Rights & Media Trials – The Death of Khurshid Anwar & Beyond

Campaign for Khurshid Anwar organized a public meeting on Justice, Human Rights & Media Trials – The Death of Khurshid Anwar & Beyond on 22nd February, 2014 at Press Club of India. Leading national dailies have covered the meeting extensively and focused on many important issues raised.

“It’s been two months since Khurshid Anwar, executive director at  Institute for Social Democracy, an NGO, allegedly committed suicide by jumping from his third-floor residence at Vasant Kunj after some news channels aired clips showing a woman accusing him of rape. The family alleges that police haven’t registered a counter-FIR till now, and there is no progress in a defamation complaint by  Khurshid Anwar on November 29.”

Read full article here – Anwar kin demand speedy probe – The Times of India

“Shohini Ghosh, professor at AJK Mass Communication Research Centre, said with the social media gaining prominence, it was difficult to draw a line between the public and the media.” Read full article here – Lens on sensational reporting, ‘trial by media’ – Hindustan Times

“Speaking on the topic, “Justice, Human Rights and Media Trials — The Death of Khurshid Anwar and Beyond,” noted filmmaker Anusha Rizvi said, “Nowadays, if a person is a victim, he/she goes to the media and social networking websites and not to the police. In doing so, the law is undermined as it should have been reported to a government agency in the first place.”” Read full article here – Demand to probe activist’s death – The Asian Age

Saeed Naqvi, veteran journalist said that till the system remains the same, we will see many such Khurshid Anwars come about. We need to come together and demand a speedy probe into the matter. Read the full article here – Khurshid Anwar mamle ki ho vistrit jaanch – Jansatta



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