Nabhan Mahmood, entrepreneur and lawyer, Hyderabad

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I wouldn’t describe myself as a news person. Most of the news I receive is mostly in the shape of nuggets of information I gather from diverse conversations with friends or from the newspaper.

The rape of ‘Disha’ in Hyderabad was the last incident I read about. I instantly noticed the incomplete reportage of the crime. The omission of certain factual details was telling: why was the police station under whose jurisdiction the crime occurred not named? Why was the name of the MLA/MLC not mentioned?

I view journalists as modern-day educators. They take on the role of teachers for adults, as people pay most attention to them. It is thus their responsibility to hold accountable those who’ve taken the oath to protect the citizens. It is vital to not raise just our voices in protest — let’s raise our hands and words in protection so crimes such as these do not happen. …

Ayman Khan

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