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Social Hostilities Index

Social Hostilities Index:

India tops the index on social hostilities relating to religion.

  • The report was released by the Washington-based think tank Pew Research Centre
  • The SHI measures acts of religious hostility by private individuals, organizations or groups.
  • The index comprises 13 metrics, including religion-related armed conflict or terrorism and mob or sectarian violence.
  • At 9.4 out of a maximum possible score of 10, India’s Social Hostilities Index (SHI) in 2020 was worse than neighbouring Pakistan and Afghanistan.