India Hate Lab (IHL)

India Hate Lab Brief: Dangerous Rise of Anti-Muslim Hate Speech in India’s Elections

As Indians take to the polling booths for the world’s largest elections, the India Hate Lab has noted a discernable rise in anti-Muslim hate speeches at election rallies. This was most concerningly and illustratively showcased in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s campaign speech in Rajasthan state on April 21.  “When they (the Congress) were in power, […]

Harvesting Hate: The Impact of Hate Speech in Rural India

By Deeksha Udupa Parth M.N. is an award-winning journalist who reports on marginalized communities and social inequality in rural India for various Indian and international publications. In light of the surge in hate speech incidents, communal tensions, and violence, Parth M.N. shares insights into the ground realities of communal disharmony and the proliferation of hate […]

Hate Speech Events in India— Report 2023

Executive Summary In 2023, India Hate Lab (IHL) documented 668 hate speech events targeting Muslims. Similarly, IHL recorded 255 of the events in the first half of 2023, while the number rose to 413 events in the second half of the year, a 62% increase. 498 (75%) of the events took place in Bharatiya Janata […]

Hate Speech Events in India— Half-Yearly Report 2023

By Raqib Hameed Naik, Aarushi Srivastava and Abhyudaya Tyagi This report aims to document all verified instances of hate speech events organized by Hindu far-right groups against India’s Muslim minorities in the first half of 2023. While India lacks an official definition of hate speech, we adopt the United Nations framework, which characterizes hate speech […]