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Q. Hate speech in India is a result of various facilitating factors. In this light discuss the impact of hate speech and suggestion to effectively deal with the same.

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Hate speech is incitement of hatred primarily against a group of people defined in terms of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation etc. The issue of hate speech has become a recurrent phenomenon especially before the elections.

There are various factors facilitating hate speeches that are as follows:

Impact of such a hate speech has been seen in following terms:

Thus, to effectively deal with issue of hate speech, there is a need to adopt multiprong approach:

There is also a need for involvement of religious heads to build empathy across religious lines.

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