The Karwan e Mohabbat is a civil society initiative for solidarity and atonement, led by activist Mr Harsh Mander. It comprises writers, journalists, human rights activists, lawyers and volunteers who travel across the country to meet families who have suffered hate violence and lynching.
The Karwan first started its journey in September 2017 to Assam. It has, since then, made 21 journeys across 12 states, in an attempt to shed light on the truth, awaken conscience and collectively rise against hatred. In each, the team visited families of those who had been stricken with hate violence. They assured the families that they were not alone in their suffering, listened to their story and offered them solidarity. They also provided them with legal, social and moral support; and medical assistance as and when the need arose.
The Karwan is determined to continue these journeys and do the necessary for those who are affected by violence, as long as this epidemic of lynching and targeted encounters does not end.