India Hate Lab (IHL)

The Quint: Hate Speech & Conspiracy Theories: Targeting Muslims With ‘Jihad’ Claims

A recent report by India Hate Lab, a Washington DC-based group, documented 668 instances of hate speech against the Muslim community in India, all of which took place in 2023.

Averaging at two events per day, the report – titled ‘Hate Speech Events in India’ – said that 63 percent (420 instances) of all events mentioned conspiracy theories targeting Indian Muslims, which included warnings about various forms of ‘jihad’.

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