Hate speech cases climbed by 45%- Let's know...?

S Venkateshwari
Hate speech cases climbed by 45%- Let's know...?

According to a survey by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), there was a 45 per cent rise in hate statements in 2022 between groups based on religion, race, language, and place of birth. In 2022, there were 1444 such instances under Section 153(A), up from 993 in 2021. This indicates a 45% rise in instances.

In 2022, Maharashtra, rajasthan, and Uttar Pradesh had the most cases. Telangana, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, and Manipur have the highest rates of these offences. During the elections in madhya pradesh, rajasthan, Telangana, Chhattisgarh, and Mizoram, there was a noticeable rise in hate speech.

Additionally, the statistics demonstrated that hate speech soared by over 100% in five states (MP, rajasthan, Telangana, Chhattisgarh, and Mizoram) during election seasons. 108 instances were reported in madhya pradesh in 2022 as opposed to 37 cases in 2021. The number of cases in rajasthan rose from 80 in 2021 to 191 in 2022.

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