As The UK Supports National Hate Crime Week, Global Indian Series Reveals Shocking Statistics That Show the Hate Crime Faced by British Asians

As The UK Supports National Hate Crime Week, Global Indian Series Reveals Shocking Statistics That Show the Hate Crime Faced by British Asians

Amid National Hate Crime Week, a nationwide event raising awareness of hate crime and discrimination, a leading online platform reveals worrying statistics that show the levels of hate crime faced by British Asians across the UK.

Global Indian Series, an immersive platform that shares stories, information, and news on the lives of people of Indian origin, has dedicated themselves to understanding the meaning behind national identity. Through their work, the platform has unveiled just how little Brits know about the human nature of fear and identity across the commonwealth and the prevalent issues that affect British Asians.

At the start of National Hate Crime Week, Rajan Nazran from Global Indian Series was invited to a live discussion with leading British judges, members of the Welsh assembly and British Parliament, as well as the Police Commissioner for Wales, where he was able to share his experience of travelling the Commonwealth.

This meeting came as Global Indian Series shared the results of a recent audience survey. This revealed that that a shocking 87% of their audience had experienced direct hate speech while in the UK, and 82% of 2nd generation British Asians feel that the British Asian contribution to the UK is often overlooked.

As the consequences of Brexit take effect, and we deal with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, cases of hate crime in the UK have continued to rise at worrying levels. This pushed Global Indian Series to investigate the increasing role of identity politics across the UK and encourage policymakers, influencers, and the public to reconsider how we look at hate crime.

Rajan Nazran, Chief Explorer for The Global Indian series says, “I’ve spent the last decade piecing together stories from people of Indian origin, and time and time again I’m shocked to hear how common hate crime is in our communities. The statistics we’ve presented are a very sad reality for many British Asians who face discrimination every day. During National Hate Crime Week, I have attended talks and shared my experiences in hopes to show how we can all work together to be more compassionate and reduce these levels of hate crime.”

Global Indian Series is a first-of-its-kind platform that initiates conversations about what it means to be a person of Indian origin in today’s world. Through their work, the platform has been able to collaborate with high profile figures in the world of politics, business, activism, and the arts to spread their message. This has allowed them to be at the forefront of the positive cultural shift to promote inclusivity and acceptance.

To find out more about the work that Global Indian Series has been doing for people of Indian origin, visit