India Hate Lab (IHL)

Lessons from India: Addressing Hate Speech During the U.S. Elections

The Dangerous Speech Project and the India Hate Lab have been studying the spread of hateful, inflammatory rhetoric during this year’s elections in the United States and in India. The Indian election, just completed, has taught us quite a bit about such content, and ways to undermine it. On June 26,  join the DSP’s Cathy […]

Oslo Freedom Forum: Unmasking Hate in India

India Hate Lab founder Raqib Hameed Naik will deliver the keynote address on India’s authoritarian descent at the 16th Oslo Freedom Forum on June 4, 2024, in Oslo, Norway. This year’s theme, Reclaim Democracy, will emphasize the pivotal role every individual — speaker and participant alike — plays within the global movement for liberal democracy […]

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, […]

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 […]