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Chronicling Truth, Countering Hate – A report by Karwan e Mohabbat
Suroor Mander:Delhi riots- How we got a judge to hold a midnight hearing that saved dozens of lives
“Early on the morning of February 26, Justice S Murlidhar directed the police to ensure safe passage for ambulances rescuing injured people.” writes Suroor Mander in scroll.in
Varna Balakrishnan & Meera Vishwanathan:Delhi riots-The violence has left a mental health crisis that will last generations
“Hundreds of families are facing severe poverty, double displacement, grief, betrayal, and trauma” write Varna Balakrishnan & Meera Vishwanathan in scroll.in
Harsh Mander:As Delhi burned, institutions looked away
‘As threats of arrest and incarceration on charges of secession and armed rebellion shroud young dissenting voices, who will ask: “If not urgently addressed and mended, the cessation of a constitutional state will destroy social trust” writes Harsh Mander in thehindu.com
Harsh Mander:Nearly seven months after Delhi violence, a continuing attempt to target dissenting voices
‘As threats of arrest and incarceration on charges of secession and armed rebellion shroud young dissenting voices, who will ask: “Who lit these embers? Who stoked the wind?”’writes Harsh Mander in indianexpress.com
Natasha Badhwar:Delhi Violence Aftermath-Loss Lives in Memory, Hate on Smartphone
‘Videos of violence are playing and replaying on millions of smartphones, but the State refuses to acknowledge it.’ writes Natasha Badhwar in thequint.com
Harsh Mander:Delhi Riots-What the State Government Must Do
‘An immense deal can be achieved by the administration to help victims of violence, if it musters political courage and morality and is driven by public compassion.’writes Harsh Mander in thewire.in
Harsh Mander:We will not be silenced
‘The truth is being ripped into shreds and reimagined to create the mythology of a conspiracy of hate, violence and insurrection.’writes Harsh Mander in scroll.in
Harsh Mander:Delhi riots-For survivors of the violence, a return to normalcy is only a pipe dream
As the country went into lockdown owing to Covid-19, the disruption and structural violence faced by the community has only been prolonged.’writes Harsh Mander in scroll.in
Harsh Mander:Delhi riots:Young residents share the trauma of profound loss, betrayal and injustice
Each episode of communal violence creates formidable challenges for the possibility of justice, because of a long almost unbroken tradition of impunity for perpetrators of hate crime in India.’writes Harsh Mander in scroll.in
Harsh Mander:Delhi riots – A group of volunteers chronicles stories of despair and courage
Notes from a makeshift relief control room. writes Harsh Mander in scroll.in
“My sister Zeba wants to become a police officer when she grows up. She wants to fight for justtice for me.” says Mohd Sameer.
Paralysed after being shot in North East Delhi violence, Sameer hasn’t lost his innocence. The state and society need to wake up to their role.
Around 8.30 pm, as I was trying to look down from the window at the rioters in our neighbourhood, a bottle of acid was hurled in our direction and hit my face. Some drops also fell on my daughter. Thankfully, The rioters didn’t notice that we were hiding in the house. If they would have, they wouldn’t have left us alive. Listen to the gut wrenching testimony of Mohd Wakeel Mansoori, a resident of Shiv Vihar for the last 30 years. Today, 2 years later, Wakeel has lost his eyesight and barely manages to earn a living by selling kids items at the shop under his house.
A nightmarish human tragedy unfolded in the capital city of Delhi – a human-made tragedy of engineered hate, Homes, families, small businesses, dreams, hopes, trust, all were destroyed in the horrific program that began on 23rd feb 2020. Of the 53 people killed, two-thirds were Muslims who were shot, slashed with repeated blows, or set on fire.