Harsh Mander

Mander is a human rights worker and writer

The uncaring state
Wed, Oct 10, 2018

In Jharkhand, over the past year, the police rarely reached out to protect or support victims of the lynch mobs.

The mob that hates
Thu, Jul 19, 2018

A law for lynching isn’t enough. It recurs due to climate of impunity, political encouragement.

Returning to Hapur
Wed, Jul 04, 2018

Hatred against minorities is rising across the world. But India offers an exceptional impunity for bigotry.

Terms of forgiveness
Thu, Jun 14, 2018

Individuals like Mariam Khatoon, Yashpal Saxena and Imam Rashidi show the way to a more humane society

Pehlu Khan, one year later
Sat, Apr 21, 2018

His family has found no justice, his community is still under siege

Our threatened humanity
Tue, Apr 10, 2018

Harsh Mander: India has never been as divided since Partition, and new partitions are being constructed each day in our hearts.

Sonia, sadly
Sat, Mar 24, 2018

Sonia Gandhi's fear that the Congress is being perceived as a Muslim party completes the community’s abandonment

A crime of hate, a journey of love
Thu, Mar 01, 2018

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.

It’s not about one Ram temple
Thu, Dec 07, 2017

The campaign to demolish the Babri Masjid had a sub-text: Muslims should know their place, that of second-class citizens.

Through a caravan, darkly
Sat, Nov 11, 2017

In its journey to the sites of lynchings across states, the Karwan-e-Mohabbat found a stark waning of compassion and solidarity

Usman Ansari, like Mohammad Akhlaq
Wed, Sep 20, 2017

Across the country, chilling replays of Dadri. And a long way to go before love or justice can prevail.

An antidote to hate
Tue, Aug 01, 2017

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.

Junaid, my son
Sat, Jul 01, 2017

So was he to those who travelled with him on the train that day. Yet they left him to die

Depriving JNU
Sat, Apr 22, 2017

More, not less, public money must be spent on inclusive education that encourages independent thinking

Spring is far behind
Sat, Mar 11, 2017

Government resolve to continue to use pellet guns against protesters in Kashmir is deeply troubling.

Unlike America
Sat, Feb 18, 2017

In India, voices of public protest against hate-mongering targeting Muslims have been far too muted and infrequent

Crisis of cashlessness
Sat, Dec 24, 2016

Demonetisation is hurting rural India, drying up wages, household supplies and food

Hardest hit, most invisible
Tue, Nov 29, 2016

Distress brought about by demonetisation is most for those who struggle each day to find poorly-paid work.

Not NHRC’s finest hour
Wed, Oct 05, 2016

Rather than fighting for those displaced by the Muzaffarnagar riots, it appears to be parroting majoritarian, communal stereotyping.

Muzaffarnagar, three years later
Wed, Sep 07, 2016

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.