News UK govt working group on anti-Muslim hatred paused for 4 years

LONDON: A UK government working group tackling anti-Muslim hatred has not met for four years despite a surge in Islamophobic hate crimes across Britain since last year, The Guardian reported on Monday.

The group’s last official meeting took place in January 2020, before all government working groups were paused due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The group was set up in 2012 during David Cameron’s premiership, in an attempt to tackle rising anti-Muslim hatred and monitor the growth of Islamophobia in Britain.