Mander is a human rights worker and writer
A law for lynching isn’t enough. It recurs due to climate of impunity, political encouragement.
Hatred against minorities is rising across the world. But India offers an exceptional impunity for bigotry.
Individuals like Mariam Khatoon, Yashpal Saxena and Imam Rashidi show the way to a more humane society
His family has found no justice, his community is still under siege
Harsh Mander: India has never been as divided since Partition, and new partitions are being constructed each day in our hearts.
Sonia Gandhi's fear that the Congress is being perceived as a Muslim party completes the community’s abandonment
In the wake of Afrazul’s murder, revisiting the fear that lingers for those who, like him, travelled far away from their homes to provide for loved ones.
The campaign to demolish the Babri Masjid had a sub-text: Muslims should know their place, that of second-class citizens.
In its journey to the sites of lynchings across states, the Karwan-e-Mohabbat found a stark waning of compassion and solidarity
Across the country, chilling replays of Dadri. And a long way to go before love or justice can prevail.
India has witnessed hate attacks in the past. What is new is the frequency and the normalisation of this lynching, in a growing aggressively majoritarian political and social environment.
So was he to those who travelled with him on the train that day. Yet they left him to die
More, not less, public money must be spent on inclusive education that encourages independent thinking
Government resolve to continue to use pellet guns against protesters in Kashmir is deeply troubling.
In India, voices of public protest against hate-mongering targeting Muslims have been far too muted and infrequent
Demonetisation is hurting rural India, drying up wages, household supplies and food
Distress brought about by demonetisation is most for those who struggle each day to find poorly-paid work.
Rather than fighting for those displaced by the Muzaffarnagar riots, it appears to be parroting majoritarian, communal stereotyping.
Those exiled from their villages have endured two bleak winters in makeshift camps. By the third year, this expulsion from their homelands has become permanent.
In a rare interview, Irom Sharmila admitted that what she missed most desperately was simply being with people