India Hate Lab (IHL)

The Leaflet: 2024 ‘critical year’ for hate speech in India, warns new report

This analysis by India Hate Lab gains significance in the backdrop of the 2024 general elections in India, which are only months away.

India Hate Lab is a Washington DC-based research group run by a dedicated team of journalists, academicians and researchers. The objective of the research group is to document, study and analyse hate speech, disinformation and conspiracy theories that target India’s religious minorities, both in the digital realm and in offline spaces.

In its report, the lab has documented 668 instances of hate speech events targeting India’s religious minorities, particularly Muslims, in 18 states and three Union territories in 2023.

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