Hate crimes against Muslims in India have exploded since Narendra Modi’s party came to power in 2014, with religious-based hate crimes surging nearly 30% in the 2014 to 2017 period, and then doubling since his landslide reelection in 2019, culminating with the murder of more than 50 Muslims over the course of six bloody days in New Delhi during February 23–29, 2020.
“The situation in India is approaching genocidal,” says Arundhati Roy, the award winning Indian novelist.
The purpose of this page is to track and document all hate crimes carried out against India’s 200 million Muslims, with the objective of catching all data regarding date, location, motive, victim, perpetrator and subsequent legal action, which will then be later populated into a searchable and analytical database, and then made available as a resource tool for journalists, academics and human rights activists.
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“For India to be committed towards ending hate crimes — where people are targeted because of their identity stemming from race, religion, caste and gender amongst others, it is essential for the country’s penal laws to first recognize the bias behind the commission of such crimes and document the occurrence of such incidents — both of which remain conspicuously absent currently.” -Amnesty International India.
June 2, 2020: An 18-year-old youth identified as Mohammed Israel was allegedly attacked for refusing to chant ‘Jai Sri Ram’ at a village under Mehsi police station in East Champaran district of Bihar.
May 10, 2020: Police in Ahmadabad assault pregnant Muslim woman.
April 27, 2020: Muslim female NGO worker kicked out of her village for being Muslim.
April 26, 2020: A group of 6 men vandalized a mosque and attacked a Muezzin.
April 23, 2020: Man Refuses To Accept Grocery From Muslim Delivery Person in Mumbai.
April 16, 2020: Muslim girls in Bhatpara denied access to drinking water.
April 8, 2020: Muslim welder’s shop set on fire in Kaithal.
April 6, 2020: A Muslim man is lynched by mob after attending Muslim event.
April 6, 2020: A mob of four attacked Muslims in Haryana, Jind.
April 5, 2020: Muslim Truckers ‘Beaten Up’ by a Mob in Arunachal.
April 4, 2020: Muslim volunteers distributing medical aid attacked by mob.
April 3, 2020: Mosque attacked in North West Delhi by mob.
April 1, 2020: BJP aligned politicians call for a boycott of Muslim owned businesses in response to rumors that falsely accuse Muslims of spreading COVID-19.
March 5, 2020: A firebomb hurled at a mosque in Ganapati locality.
March 2, 2020: Mosque in western Assam’s Baksa district was attacked. Several Islamic holy books, including the Quran, were destroyed.
February 29, 2020: 6 detained for chanting anti-Muslim slogans at Rajiv Chowk metro station.
February 28, 2020: Hindutva mob attacked a mosque in south west Delhi.
February 27, 2020: 14 mosques firebombed by Hindutva mobs in northeast Delhi. More than 50 Muslims killed.
February 25, 2020: Mosque Set on Fire in Ashok Nagar, Hanuman Flag Placed on Minaret.
February 25, 2020: Pregnant Muslim women mercilessly beaten by cops in northeast Delhi.
February 24, 2020: Hindutva mob set Muslim owned shops on fire, and chanted ‘Jai Shri Ram.”
February 24, 2020: Muslims beaten viciously by Hindutva mob in northeast Delhi.
February 22, 2020: Dasna Priest Called For ‘War On Islam’ in Run-Up to Delhi Violence.
February 18, 2020: Cow vigilantes allegedly attack two Muslims for transporting cattle.
February 17, 2020: Deoband administration asks Muslims residents to stop displaying Indian flag.
February 12, 2020: Bharatiya Janata Party leader Giriraj Singh on Tuesday described Islamic seminary Darul Uloom Deoband in Saharanpur district in Uttar Pradesh as the “gangotri of terrorism.”
February 4, 2020: 2 Muslim Men Brutally Assaulted in Uttar Pradesh ‘For Delhi Violence.’
January 31, 2020: 22-Year-Old Muslim Man Beaten Up for Wearing ‘No NRC-CAA’ Cap in Delhi.
January 29, 2020: Muslim youth thrashed, sodomised using iron rod in Rajasthan.
January 22, 2020: Patna College in Bihar Bans Burqa.
January 21, 2020: Muslim activist denied rental apartment in New Delhi.
January 13, 2020: BJP workers threaten Muslims in Kerala with another “Gujarat genocide.”
January 10, 2020: Muslim teacher fired for wearing hijab in Lucknow.
January 4, 2020: BJP Minister in Karnataka threatens Muslim anti-CAA protesters.
December 21, 2019: Hindutva mob murders 18 year old Muslim boy in Bihar.
December 20, 2019: Uttar Pradesh Police Torture Muslim Cleric in Custody.
December 19, 2019: Muslim social activist arrested and tortured by police in Lucknow.
December 19, 2019: Lucknow police assault Muslim women anti-CAA protesters.
November 21, 2019: Muslim police officers forced to shave beards in Rajasthan.
November 20, 2019: Two Muslim men lynched on false cow theft accusations in Bengal.
October 27, 2019: BJP minister gives venomous anti-Muslim speech in Lucknow.
October 21, 2019: Muslim man beaten to death by mob in Bihar.
September 15, 2019: Muslim Family attacked at Aligarh Railway station.
September 4, 2019: Muslim Man Lynched In West Bengal, Two Others Badly Beaten.
September 3, 2019: Babri Masjid litigant Iqbal Ansari attacked in his house in Ansari.
August 26, 2019: Bihar mob intensified attack on victims after learning they were Muslims.
August 14, 2019: Muslim man brutally assaulted by cow vigilantes in Karnataka.
August 13, 2019: Muslims pelted with stones during Eid prayer in Hingoli.
August 1, 2019: Hindu leader covers eyes to avoid seeing Muslim TV anchor in Delhi.
July 27, 2019: Muslim boy lynched on suspicion of theft in Delhi.
July 27, 2019: Hindutva leader gives anti-Muslim hate speech in Aligarch.
July 16, 2019: Mosque attacked in Kolkata.
July 16, 2019: Muslim man attacked after refusing to chant Hindu slogans.
July 16, 2019: Mosque vandalized and burnt in Uttar Pradesh.
July 15, 2019: Muslim man attacked by mob after refusing to disclose his Muslim identity in Bihar.
June 29, 2019: Muslim boy beaten for not chanting Jai Shri Ram in Kanpur.
June 26, 2019: Muslim man lynched and beaten to death by mob in Bengal.
June 25, 2019: Cow vigilantes assault a Muslim cattle transporter in Kerala.
June 10, 2019: Muslim family attacked by mob in Uttar Pradesh.
May 28, 2019: Muslim youth brutally attacked by mob in Jaitpur.
May 26, 2019: Muslim man shot and told “go back to Pakistan.”
April 26, 2019: Police in Kota beat Muslim prisoner to death.
April 7, 2019: Muslim man attacked by mob and forced to eat pork in Assam.
March 31, 2019: Three Muslim men beaten by mob for transporting cows in Alwar.
March 20, 2019: 60 Year Old Muslim Man Lynched to Death by Mob in Uttar Pradesh.
March 19, 2019: Kashmiri Muslim student assaulted by mob in Bengaluru.
March 15, 2019: Kashmiri Muslim shall seller attacked by mob in Kolkata.
March 6, 2019: Two Kashmiri Muslim men attacked by mob in Lucknow.
March 5, 2019: Two Muslim men beaten to death in custody in Bihar.
February 27, 2019: A Muslim owned bakery sent bomb threat in Karnataka.
February 25, 2019: Two Muslims brutally beaten by Hindutva mob in Jammu.
February 19, 2019: Kashmiri Muslim shawl seller beaten by mob in West Bengal.
February 17, 2019: Two colleges in Dehradun say they won’t admit Kashmiri Muslim students.
February 17, 2019: Muslim man attacked by mob in Hyderabad.
February 16, 2019: Kashmiri Muslims evicted by landlords as retaliation for Pulwama.
February 15, 2019: Kashmiri students attacked by mob in Dehradun.
February 15, 2019: Muslim children attacked by mobs in Delhi as retaliation for Pulwama.
February 12, 2019: Muslim cattle trader murdered in Bihar.
January 31, 2019: Muslim women attacked by Hindutva mob in Shamshad.
January 28, 2019: Four Muslims attacked by cow vigilantes in Cuttack.
January 26, 2019: Mob attacks Muslim teacher for not singing ‘Vande Mataram’ on Republic Day.
January 25, 2019: Mob attacks Muslim man in Hyderabad.
January 23, 2019: Muslim man lynched and beaten by cow vigilantes in Rohtak.
January 14, 2019: Muslim family severaly injured after being attacked by mob in Gujarat.
January 13, 2019: 13-year-old Muslim girl raped by Hindu mob in Jammu.
January 2, 2019: Muslim man lynched in Bihar by cow vigilantes.
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