India Hate Lab (IHL)

FairPlanet: The Rising Tide of Hatred in India

A recent report from India Hate Lab, a Washington, DC-based organisation that tracks hate speech against religious minorities in India, noted that the country witnessed 668 hate speech incidents targeting Muslims. Approximately 25 percent (169) of these incidents involved speeches advocating for targeting Muslim places of worship. The report highlighted a pattern where hate speech events […]

Agence France-Presse: Online hate sows Muslim fears as India votes

India Hate Lab founder Raqib Hameed Naik said that the BJP’s IT Cell had generated anger towards minorities, by promoting the government’s Hindu-nationalist agenda. Naik, who documents hate speech against religious minorities, said the social media messages spreading during the Haldwani violence followed a pattern seen in previous riots. “First, hate speech against Muslims by […]

Independent: Muslim schools closed in most populous state ahead of major election

A large majority of these incidents occurred in states governed by the Hindu right-wing nationalist BJP, according to a report published this week by the India Hate Lab (IHL), a research group based in Washington, DC. The frequency of hate speech peaked from August to November last year – a period that coincided with political […]

Freedom House: Ahead of Landmark Elections, India’s Government Silences Dissent

Critics of Prime Minister Modi, the ruling party, or the Hindu nationalist policies that they champion are the prime targets of this censorship apparatus. In the first two months of 2024, the websites and social media accounts and posts that Indian authorities sought to scrub from the internet included Hindutva Watch and India Hate Lab, […]

Asia Times: Modi riding the politics of hate to reelection

This concern is backed up by human rights organizations like India Hate Lab, which reported almost two anti-Muslim hate speech events per day in India last year, with 255 hate speech incidents occurring in the first half of 2023. The vast majority were in BJP-controlled states, the research shows. Tellingly, the websites of India Hate Lab […]

Reuters: Anti-Muslim hate speech soars in India, research group says

 Anti-Muslim hate speech in India rose by 62% in the second half of 2023 compared to the first six months of the year, a Washington-based research group said on Monday, adding the Israel-Gaza war played a key role in the last three months. India Hate Lab documented 668 hate speech incidents targeting Muslims in 2023, […]