What Khurshid Anwar’s suicide should tell the media

It is absolutely essential to prevent an atmosphere of trial and execution from being created on the larger issue of sexual assault, so that there can be a dispassionate understanding of every case, instead of irresponsible outpourings on television channels run by unaccountable anchors, says Seema Mustafa.

The tragic death of Khurshid Anwar, who committed suicide following charges of rape, really serves to act as a brake on the media and some activists’ tendency to speed off with an issue that should be tackled with sensitivity and evidence.

It is absolutely essential to prevent an atmosphere of trial and execution from being created on the larger issue of sexual assault, so that there can be a dispassionate understanding of every case, instead of irresponsible outpourings on television channels run by unaccountable anchors.

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