India Hate Lab (IHL)

Radio Canada: Anti-Muslim hate is on the rise in India, and it’s expected to get worse ahead of elections

According to a report released in February by IHL, India saw a large increase in hate speech in 2023, with a 62 per cent rise in the second half of the year.

What we are witnessing is a huge wave of anti-Muslim hate speech, said the group’s founder, Raqib Hameed Naik.

There were 668 hate speech events throughout 2023, and 75 per cent of those events took place in states ruled by the BJP, Naik said, referring to the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, led by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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