Let’s give peace a chance: Communities join hands to end communal violence in Bihar

Patna, April 2: As incidents of communal violence have been reported from different parts of the nation in the last few days, people belonging to various communities took part in a peace conference in Gaya, Bihar on Sunday. In Gaya, the land of Lord Buddha, a peace conference, titled– Sarvdharm Samvad (Dialogue between all religions)–was organised to send the message of …

Heroes of new India: When they rose above personal loss to uphold humanity

  ASHUTOSH SHARMA  Published: Apr 01st 2018, 02.58 PM   Maulana Imdadul Rashidi, Yashpal Saxena, Mariam Khatoonand others stand out as a silver lining amid dark clouds of communal hatred and sectarian violence Heart-warming tales of humanity, compassion and love getting the better of communal hatred, violence and temptation to retaliate have been resonating across the country during the past …

Abul Kalam Azad’s commitment to religion, the nation, lights the path for Muslims, secular Hindus

I, who live in a “Muslim ghetto”, have sat up all night with five pieces of writing before me. They are from the “Minority Space” of The Indian Express, which was initiated by Harsh Mander’s article, (‘Sonia Sadly’, IE, March 17). All the writers are my friends and colleagues. Ramchandra Guha is my colleague from the Nehru Memorial Library. I …

Thousands to join hands for harmony on January 30

Muralidhara Khajane BENGALURU, JANUARY 27, 2018 22:57 IST UPDATED: JANUARY 28, 2018 08:30 IST To mark the 70th death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and oppose the threat to communal harmony in Karnataka. To mark the 70th death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and oppose the threat to communal harmony in Karnataka, Souhardategagi Karnataka, a forum floated for the cause, has called for the formation of …

Books on Muslims’ contribution in Indian freedom movement released by Harsh Mander

  In a glittering ceremony, two books on Muslims’ contribution in India’s Freedom movement were launched in Patna on December 17 . The function was presided over by Harsh Mandar, former IAS officer and human rights defender in the country. The books ‘Muslim Freedom Fighters: Contribution of Indian Muslims in the Independence Movement’ and its Urdu version ‘Muslim Mujahideen-e-Azadi aur …

On His Birth Anniversary, ‘Karwan-E-Mohabbat’ Makes Final Stop at Gandhi’s Birthplace

Porbandar: It’s a bit surreal, staying in a small, rather seedy, very dirty little hotel surrounded by members of the Sangh Parivar. Around mid day, the president of India, with Amit Shah, will do the usual – start the honours for commemorating Gandhi Jayanti in Porbandar. I’m here for the final day of the Karwan-e-Mohabbat, brainchild of activist Harsh Mander, to pledge …

Caravan of Love takes its peace message to Indian families touched by hate

As tide of caste or religious violence rises, one activist is taking his message of peace around India, meeting families of people killed in hate crimes. A police escort is a must when travelling in the Karwan-e-Mohabbat, or “Caravan of Love”. Its leader, Harsh Mander, can see the irony. The caravan – an air-conditioned coach emblazoned with a banner proclaiming a …

This Gurudwara welcomed Muslims to offer namaz on Eid; social media erupts in joy of communal harmony

People celebrating Eid offered prayers at a Gurudwara in Joshimath as they were unable to do it at Gandhi Maidan due to heavy rains, news agency ANI reported. By: FE Online It is a beautiful example of communal amity! A gurudwara on Saturday offered its space to Muslim brothers to offer namaz on the occasion of Eid-ul-Adha (Bakreid). People celebrating Eid …