Delhi HC stays FIR order against VHP leader Alok Kumar for giving hate speech during rally last year
The trial court order had come on a complaint by activist Harsh Mander, who had alleged that Kumar gave hate speech during a VHP rally in July
'Long live Constitution, long live love': Full speech of Harsh Mander, which govt says 'incited' violence during anti-CAA protests
During the hearing, Mehta read selective excerpts from a speech Mander made at Jamia Milia Islamia (JMI) University on 16 December, 2019, during an anti-CAA protest, claiming it incited violence and instigated the crowd against the apex court.
Centre turns on Harsh Mander, petitioner in Delhi hate speech case, alleges he too incited mob; SC refuses to hear his plea
The Supreme Court of India, tasked with deciding whether or not BJP leaders should be booked for inciting Delhi riots, on Wednesday got sidetracked at the beginning of the hearing as Solicitor General Tushar Mehta alleged that Harsh Mander, one of the petitioners, also gave an inflammatory speech
Delhi violence: Rights activists Harsh Mander, Anjali Bhardwaj accuse Centre, AAP govt of failure to provide medical, legal help to victims
Human rights activists on Monday denounced the Centre and Delhi government alleging that they failed to provide any medical or legal help to violence-affected people in northeast Delhi. The activists, including Harsh Mander, Anjali Bhardwaj, Annie Raja, and Harjit Singh Bhatti, also criticised India's poor healthcare system, saying that "there's no hospital near the affected areas".
Thousands join anti-CAA, NRC rally in Karnataka’s Mangaluru; Harsh Mander, ex-IAS officer Kannan Gopinathan address crowd
Thousands of people marched through the streets of Adyar on Wednesday evening to protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act and National Register of Citizens in a rally organised by the Muslim central committees of Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts. The protest rally was inaugurated by Udupi district Khazi Alhaj Bekala Ibrahim Musliyar.
'More of us will speak every day': Cultural community deplores FIR against 49 celebs who wrote to Modi condemning 'lynchings'
Over 180 members of the cultural community, including actor Naseeruddin Shah, cinematographer Anand Pradhan, historian Romila Thapar and activist Harsh Mander among others, condemned the FIR lodged against 49 celebrities for an open letter they wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi
SC calls Assam govt's affidavit on foreigners tribunal 'an exercise in futility', directs state chief secy to appear before it on 8 April
The apex court directed the Assam chief secretary to appear before it and posted the PIL filed by activist Harsh Mander on the issue for 8 April. The bench was hearing a plea on the condition of detention centres in Assam and the prolonged detention of foreigners there
Former bureaucrats write to prime minister on Kathua and Unnao rape cases, ask him to check 'free fall into anarchy'
In a strongly-worded open letter to Narendra Modi, a group of former civil servants on Sunday asked him to check the nation's "free fall into anarchy."
Nature of Indian polity and lack of education means India will not groom Muslim leaders like the UK's Sadiq Khan
BJP is using Hindutva to divide Muslims and Hindus, much like secular parties like Congress used the distorted practice of secularism to divide Indians.
From discrediting intellectuals to incompetent appointments: All the ways Narendra Modi regime has changed India
Over the past few weeks, we've been seeing a range of articles on how Indian polity and society have changed since the demolition of the Babri Masjid. The Ram Janmabhoomi movement (along with the India-China War of 1962 and the Emergency milieu) was a crucial turning point in the political fortunes of the Hindu right. It is, however, important to point out what all has changed in terms of polity, state policy and social responses in India since the Modi government first came to power in 2014.
Snapshots from Harsh Mander’s Karwan E Mohabbat, a month long journey that started from Assam and traveled to Jharkhand, Karnataka, Delhi, UP, Haryana, Rajasthan and Gujarat, meeting families of Dalit and Muslim victims of lynching
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) should apologise and withdraw its report on Kairana that is based on communally charged assumptions, activists have said.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday halted his Social Welfare Minister Sandeep Kumar's plan to embark on an 'anti-begging drive', calling it an "inhuman" and "futile" exercise.
Accusing the NDA government of trying to interfere with the functioning of the prosecutor in the 2008 Malegaon blasts case by exerting "pressure" on her to "go soft" on the accused, an activist today moved the Supreme Court seeking a fair trial "as the executive is attempting to influence the judicial system".
Human rights worker Harsh Mander tells the story of one man who tried to make a living as a farmer and what happened to him. “This generation will pass somehow, but what about the next?” asks Mander. This essay appears in the new book Looking Away- Inequality, Prejudice and Indifference in New India by Harsh Mander (Speaking Tiger).
Right to Information (RTI) activists today opposed the Union Cabinet's decision to keep political parties out of the ambit of the Right To Information Act by amending the transparency law.
The NAC's Communal Violence Bill is too partisan to muster enough support. There is no reason why the taxpayer should fund a partisan council.