65% of hate crimes against Dalits: Amnesty

U.P. tops the list for the third straight year

More than 200 alleged hate crimes against marginalised people, including 87 killings, were documented by Amnesty India’s interactive “Halt the Hate” website in 2018. About 65% of the crimes were against Dalits.

Of the 218 documented incidents, 142 were against Dalits, 50 against Muslims, and eight each against Christians, adivasis and transgender people. There were 97 incidents of assault and 87 killings reported. Of the 40 incidents of sexual violence, Dalit women were victims in 33 cases.

For the third straight year, Uttar Pradesh recorded the highest number of reported crimes, with 57 such incidents.

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