India Hate Lab (IHL)

Reuters: Anti-Muslim hate speech soars in India, research group says

 Anti-Muslim hate speech in India rose by 62% in the second half of 2023 compared to the first six months of the year, a Washington-based research group said on Monday, adding the Israel-Gaza war played a key role in the last three months. India Hate Lab documented 668 hate speech incidents targeting Muslims in 2023, […]

Independent: Anti-Muslim hate speech on the rise in India, research group reveals

India experienced an average of almost two instances of anti-Muslim hate speech every day in 2023, according to new figures from a US-based research group. A large majority of these incidents occurred in states governed by the Hindu right-wing nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led by prime minister Narendra Modi, according to a report published this week by the India Hate Lab (IHL), a […]

Al Jazeera: How anti-Muslim hate speech is spreading in India

As India heads for a national vote in the upcoming months, a first-of-its-kind report by the IHL maps the spread of anti-Muslim hate speech across the country. The group documented a total of 668 hate speech events. Last month, the website of India Hate Lab was rendered inaccessible in India after the government blocked it under the controversial Information […]

Channel News Asia: Anti-Muslim hate speech soars in India

About 75 per cent, or 498, of those incidents took place in states governed by the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, according to the report. The states of Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh accounted for the most hate speech. Read More

The Hindu: 75% of hate speech events in BJP-ruled States

In 2023, India recorded 668 documented hate speech events that targeted Muslims, according to a report released by India Hate Lab, a Washington DC-based group that documents hate speech against India’s religious minorities. The report, titled ‘Hate Speech Events in India’, noted that while 255 events took place in the first half of 2023, “the […]

The Leaflet: 2024 ‘critical year’ for hate speech in India, warns new report

This analysis by India Hate Lab gains significance in the backdrop of the 2024 general elections in India, which are only months away. India Hate Lab is a Washington DC-based research group run by a dedicated team of journalists, academicians and researchers. The objective of the research group is to document, study and analyse hate […]

The Quint: Why The India Hate Lab Report Should Worry Us

A total of 668 hate speech events were recorded in 2023. This is what the latest India Hate Lab report 2023 has put forth as it reveals alarming trends and damning revelations when it comes to the rapid rise of hate speech events in India and its consequences. In an election year that India finds […]