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BJP Tops India’s ‘VIP’ Hate Pandemic, NDTV Finds

BJP Tops India’s ‘VIP’ Hate Pandemic, NDTV Finds


The BJP accounts for over 80 per cent of this hate pandemic.

New Delhi:

As one other election season looms, hate speech by excessive rating politicians is surging – by1,130 per cent for the reason that Modi authorities got here into energy in 2014, in comparison with  the UPA-2 regime, an NDTV evaluation has discovered.

Previously three and a half months, ‘VIP’ hate has spiked additional above the common by over 160 per cent as polls draw nearer.

The BJP accounts for over 80 per cent of this hate pandemic.

NDTV’s ‘VIP’ hate speech tracker has been chronicling statements, since 2009, by excessive rating political functionaries – ministers, Chief Ministers, MPs, MLAs, Governors and get together bosses which can be clearly communal, casteist, or make calls to violence.

The tracker additionally consists of feedback that will not straight be communal, however are “canine whistles” – loaded in opposition to a neighborhood or faith in an oblique or coded means.

It doesn’t embody crude or sexist remarks which can be derogatory to girls.

The tracker reveals that through the UPA-2 regime (2009-14), there have been 19 cases of ‘VIP’ hate speech, a median of 0.Three cases a month. Since 2014 so far, below the Modi authorities, there have been 348 such cases, a median of three.7 cases a month, a surge of 1,130 per cent.

Situations Of Hate Speech

UPA 2 (2009-14): 19


Common month-to-month cases of hate

UPA 2 (2009-14): 0.3


UP By 1,130%

Supply: NDTV Hate Speech Tracker

Whereas politicians from most events have made it to the checklist, knowledge reveals that the BJP tops the checklist, with 297 cases of excessive rating hate. The Congress got here a distant second with 10 cases of hate speech.


BJP: 297
TMC: 6
MNS: 5
BSP: 4
RSS: 4
SP: 4
RJD: 3
SS: 2
RLD: 1
BKU: 1
NCP: 1
AAP: 1
CPI(M): 1
DMK: 1
HAM; 1
VHP: 1
JDS: 1

Supply: NDTV Hate Speech Tracker
(Interval: 2009-Current)

NDTV’s tracker finds this development has worsened within the current months, within the run as much as the assembly polls in 5 states. Simply since October this yr, there have been 34 cases of hate speech by ‘VIP’s.

That is a median of near 10 a month, over 160 per cent greater than the month-to-month common of the Modi years.

As an example, lower than every week in the past, the Chief Minister of Assam, Himanta Biswa Sarma talking at a public occasion in Telangana, stated that simply because the BJP authorities scrapped Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir, they might wipe out the identify of Asaduddin Owaisi, who’s the MP from Hyderabad, capital of the Telangana area.

“The best way Article 370 was scrapped, Ram Mandir’s development started…right here additionally Nizam’s identify, Owaisi’s identify can be forgotten endlessly…that day will not be very far,” he stated.

The Union Residence Minister, Amit Shah, whereas talking at an occasion in Uttar Pradesh in November, stated that whereas the BJP authorities has introduced in a ‘JAM’ scheme -Jan Dhan Financial institution accounts, Aadhaar Card, and Mobiles, the Samajwadi Occasion additionally has a ‘JAM’ which stands for Jinnah, Azam Khan and Mukhtar.

Yogi Adityanath, the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, repeatedly used the time period ‘abba jaan,’ in his speeches to insinuate that solely Muslims reaped the advantages of presidency schemes below the Samajwadi Occasion authorities.

In December, the Deputy Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Keshav P Maurya, spoke of ‘lungi chaap’ goons and ‘jaalidar topis’ (goons carrying lungis and skullcaps) in an obvious canine whistle concentrating on the Muslim minority.

“Earlier than 2017 polls, what number of lungi chhaap goons used to roam round.. these carrying jalidar topi with weapons of their palms… Who used to threaten merchants? For the reason that BJP authorities was shaped, are you able to even see such goons?” he stated.

The BJP’s youth chief and elected MP from Karnataka, Tejasvi Surya, once more in December, stated Muslims, even these from Pakistan, ought to be ‘transformed again’ to Hinduism; feedback he needed to withdraw after backlash.

These findings come at a time when the Supreme Courtroom has issued discover, amongst others, to the federal government of BJP-ruled Uttarakhand in response to a petition which drew the court docket’s consideration to the inaction by the Uttarakhand administration in opposition to a gathering of so-called non secular leaders who made a collection of genocidal threats in opposition to Muslims.

It has been over three weeks since that occasion, and never a single one of many audio system has been arrested.

Underneath Indian legislation, hate speech is a punishable offence, with imprisonment upto three years or a advantageous or each. However barely any of those high-ranking hate-spewing politicians have confronted any authorized motion, and even reprimands by their guardian events.


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