'Portfolios of Hate' is out

The report reveals venomous hate and Islamophobia utilised to gain or retain power in India has doubled.

‘Portfolios of Hate’ comprises a curated list of non-exhaustive of 70 instances of hate speech, meticulously recorded by national media houses from across various regions in India. Of the 70 incidents analysed, involving 36 personalities, a striking trend emerges. During the first term of the BJP-led NDA government (2014-2019), 23 incidents of hate speech were recorded. However, this number doubled during the second term (2019-2024), with 47 cases reported.


This significant surge in hate speech instances underscores the re-ascendance of Hindutva ideology to parliamentary power. It has emboldened politicians to propagate Islamophobia, Xenophobia, and other forms of targeted hate with impunity.



The cost of hate:

In many cases, the verbal and symbolic violence of leaders has translated into physical violence by followers on the ground. Hindu religious festivals and mythological references are often invoked to vilify Muslims and other religious minorities.

Broad categories of hate speech:

While the primary focus of the report is on Islamophobia and anti-Muslim hatred, the incidents included in the document fall into broader categories:

  1. Islamophobic disinformation campaigns and calls for violence against Muslims.
  2. Targeted campaigns for violence and social boycotts against religious minorities.
  3. Speech reflecting patriarchal and misogynistic attitudes towards women.
  4. Anti-immigrant hate speech to instill fear and foster collective hate.
  5. Hate and disinformation campaigns against farmers and other marginalized sections protesting authoritarian laws.

By raising awareness about the prevalence and implications of hate speech, we hope to foster dialogue and promote tolerance in our society.

'Portfolios of Hate' released

Here is the video of the launching of our first report of the year ‘Portfolios of Hate. We explain here the key findings of the report

The United Kingdom Indian Muslim Council

Our aims

To equip British Indian Muslims with the skills and resources necessary to play an active role in society as well as the political sphere

Engage civil society, interfaith groups, government agencies and other key stakeholders in meaningful dialogue in order to effectively address the threat of fringe elements that seek to promote divisiveness, islamophobia, racism and all other kinds of hate

Promote solidarity across communities of diverse cultural and religious backgrounds to strengthen our sense of community and safeguard our social cohesion.


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