1. In the first six months of 2019, 181 incidents of alleged hate crimes have been recorded.

2. Between January and June 2019, over two-thirds of the victims suffered harm on account of their caste, religion, or gender identity.

3. 58 reported hate crimes were directed at women who identified themselves as either Dalit, Muslim, Christian, Adivasi, or LBT persons. In 30 of these incidents, women were either raped or sexually assaulted.

4. According to the Hindustan Times, 86% of 28 Indians killed in cow-related violence since 2010 are Muslim, 97% of these attacks happened after May 2014.

5. 52% of these attacks were based on rumors.

6. Between 2016 and 2019, the National Human Rights Commission registered 2,008 cases where minorities/Dalits were harassed, including cases of lynchings.

7. Between 2016 and 2019, Uttar Pradesh alone accounted for 869 cases. That is 563 percent more than Rajasthan (131 cases).

Topics #Casteism #Discrimination #Hate Crimes #Hate Crimes in India