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The Indian Express report on the legal complaint filed by Khurshid’s kin on behalf of Campaign for Khurshid Anwar

Ali Javed on behalf of The Campaign for Khurshid Anwar lodged a formal complaint on Tuesday denying the charges leveled against Anwar.

In the complaint, he highlights the fact that there is enough material evidence in the form of testimonies, audio recordings, personal letters and updates on social media sites etc. to suspect a well-spun conspiracy behind the constant harassment of Khurshid over the course of last few months.

The complaint requests the police to lodge an FIR for offences under sections of false charges of offence (211), defamation (500), abetment to suicide (306) and punishment for sending offensive messages through communication (66 IT Act).

Madhu Kishwar, one of the accused in the complaint, has vehemently denied any role in passing the CD or advertising against Anwar in any way. However, on the crucial questions of,

1. Why she chose to video record the testimony of a girl, who didn’t wish the allegation to be made public, without any attempt to hide her face?

2. Why did she hand over a copy of the CD with such sensitive material to a supposed friend of the girl she didn’t even know?

she has maintained a deathly silence.

Read Indian Express’ report on the complaint in today’s edition.



Questions left unanswered

On 18 December 2013 Dr. Khurshid jumped to his death in his house in Vasant Kunj. There are a few questions that arise as to why Dr. Khurshid decided to end his life.khurshidanwar

1. Why the people who visited him on a night in September this year leave behind a girl who later claimed in a video that she had passed out and was raped by Dr. Khurshid? Whether the drink was laced or not is for the police to investigate. But why those who were with the girl suddenly left her in a house in which Dr. Khurshid lived alone.

2. Why did the girl not go to the police if she was raped that night by Dr. Khurshid as she alleges?

3. Why did she decide to contact through her friends Ms. Madhu Kishwar and not the police?

4. Why did Madhu Kishwar video record the girl who made the allegations? Why was her face not covered or any other attempt made to prevent identification?

5. Why did the girl, her co-workers, or Madhu Kishwar never attempt to contact the authorities via an FIR and/or a medical test so that the facts of the matter could be established? They are all activists who’ve been working on women’s issues. In the case of Ms. Kishwar such experience spans decades.

6. Why did a girl, who feared her family and apparently did not want to file an FIR so that the family does not come to know of the matter, allow for a video testimony to be taken without any attempt to cover her face?

7. Who were the people involved in the distribution of the defamatory and slanderous CD which had the video recording of the girl in Kishwar’s office. What are the motivations of these people to distribute this CD in a matter of days? Who is the force/handler behind these people?

8. Why were TV channels JIA and India TV running discussions on Dr. Khurshid and the alleged rape incident without inquiry by the police? The media trial especially by the above two channels on 16th and 17th December, it seems, ultimately forced Dr. Khurshid to take the decision to end his life.

Two aspects of the case need to be probed. One, was there any criminal conspiracy by those who decided to leave the girl alone, even though Dr. Khurshid kept on requesting them to take the girl with them, even had called taxis to ferry them? Two, what was the role in abetment to suicide of those who without going to the police were constantly accusing Dr. Khurshid of rape in the media?

A proper inquiry into these two aspects would bring out the truth behind Dr. Khurshid’s death. This is also essential to meet the ends of justice and will help in clearing his name and honour, even if posthumously.


IBN7 show with Om Thanvi, Madhu KIshwar, Aman Lekhi and others

IBN7 show with Om Thanvi, Madhu Kishwar, Aman Lekhi and others

Watch Om Thanvi, Editor, Jansatta expose Madhu Kishwar’s double standards and complicity. The show raises some important questions on legal process and media’s responsibility.