Report Launch: Hindutva in Britain

December 6, 2023

In late 2022, the English city of Leicester provided the backdrop for the convergence of international and local dynamics as unrest erupted between the city’s Hindu and Muslim communities. The events that unfolded highlighted the existence of Hindutva/Hindu nationalism and Islamophobia in the UK, and how online voices (both locally and globally) used social media platforms to inflame tensions and spread mis/disinformation. Join The Bridge Initiative and Community Policy Forum as we launch a new report examining the presence of Hindu nationalism in the UK, and how last year’s events in Leicester were used by anti-Muslim voices to sow division in one of the UK’s most multicultural cities.