India Hate Lab (IHL)

TIME: How India’s Newly Empowered Opposition Can Stand Up for Rohingya

The Muslim Rohingya came to India fleeing genocide by the military in neighboring Myanmar, but now has to contend with death threatspolice brutality, arbitrary arrestdeportation, and dehumanizing hate speech from leading figures within Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party.

The hatred of the Rohingya is pervasive in India. Despite them comprising only around 0.02% of the country’s 200 million Muslims, 6% of all Indian anti-Muslim social media posts and 5% of surveyed anti-Muslim in-person hate speeches were specifically targeted at Rohingya in 2023, according to the Washington, D.C.-based India Hate Lab research group.

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