Initiative: Karwan e Mohabbat
Organization: Aman Biradari
Initiated by Aman Biradari in the light of rising crimes against minorities in India, Karwan e Mohabbat is journey of shared suffering, of solidarity, of atonement, of justice, and of love. In September 2017, Karwan began its journey across eight states to meet families who had been hit by mob lynchings and hate attacks.
Firstly, Karwan’s social media presence on Facebook and Twitter were used aggressively to reach out to the inner circle of Aman Biradari and to the outer circles to create awareness about the rising intolerance in the country. Secondly, social media helped take the stories from the grounds—of families affected by communal violence and hate—onto the phone screens of thousands of readers. Thirdly, the campaign raised 18 lakh rupees in a month’s time through a dedicated social media campaign, which also brought together more than 50 travellers, writers, poets, photographers and videographers. The fact that the Karwan has not come to an end but continues to meet families—and offer them their love, solidarity and atonement—is a testament to its success.