India Hate Lab (IHL)

Scroll: BJP-ruled states accounted for 75% of anti-Muslim hate speech events in 2023

Out of 668 documented anti-Muslim hate speech incidents in India last year, 498 or 75% took place in the Bharatiya Janata Party-ruled states, a report by Washington-based research group India Hate Lab said on Monday.

The researchers used the United Nations’ definition of hate speech which describes it as pejorative or discriminatory language towards an individual or group based on attributes including religion, ethnicity, nationality, race or gender.

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