India Hate Lab (IHL)

Outlook Magazine: India Hate Lab’s Hate Speech Report Highlighted in Indian Parliament

The 18th Lok Sabha witnessed a change in the Indian Parliament. For the first time in a decade, there is a consolidated Opposition with a potential to hold the ruling party accountable.

Member of Parliament Sagarika Ghose cited the data of India Hate Lab that states that 75% of the hate speech comes from the BJP-ruled states. She said, “When hate speech against a religious community is normalised and acceptable and those who are responsible for this hate speeches get state protection…. when the lynch mob doesn’t get exemplary punishment… there is a democracy deficit.”