For example as claimed here,

A study by the National Commission for Justice and Peace (NCJP) on all ages of state textbooks in Punjab revealed that the instances of hate-speech and indoctrination in such allegedly 'moderate' texts has risen by over 270% in just three years since 2009

And here,

"Hindu pundits were jealous of Al-Beruni” ( Social Studies , Class VIII, Punjab Textbook Board, page 82). Another textbook reads, “The Hindus who had always been opportunists” ( Social Studies , Class VI, Punjab Textbook Board, page 141). Still another one reads, “The Hindus had always been an enemy of Islam” ( Urdu , Class V, Punjab Textbook Board, page 108).

Is it true that Punjab Board of Pakistan textbooks contain hate speech against non-muslims?

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    I don't have evidence of the truth or otherwise of this, but it should be noted that the claim as promulgated is only about the Punjab Textbook Board, and not about all textbooks in Pakistan. Commented May 27, 2013 at 21:01
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    The quoted sections do not seem like hate speech. Being opposed to something does not indicate hate speech. I am not seeing any slurring or advocacy of violenence against the Hindi in the text that would qualify.
    – Chad
    Commented May 28, 2013 at 13:31
  • @DJClayworth, I completely agree with you. I have edited the question, feel free to edit if you think something still needs to be corrected Commented May 29, 2013 at 9:39
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    @Chad, Hate speech is, outside the law, communication that vilifies a person or a group based on discrimination against that person or group - Wikipedia Commented May 29, 2013 at 9:40
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    @kafir Then, wouldn't answering this question simply mean checking page 82 of "Social Studies", to see if it says "Hindu pundits were jealous of Al-Beruni"?
    – user5582
    Commented May 29, 2013 at 11:39

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There is a publication Education vs. Fanatic Literature A Study on the Hate Content in the Textbooks in Punjab and Sindh Provinces that lists English translations of quotes with page and line number for the 2012-13 academic year.

Many of the quotes are debatable as to whether they are hateful or not.

One of the supposed examples is:

Hindus worship idols in temples

which is somewhere between factual and an oversimplification of worshipping god(s) as symbolized by the idols.

Many of the other quotes are accusations of Hindus being hateful or harming Muslims, such as:

Hindus got enraged and started genocide of Muslims

Another example, which could easily be considered hateful, is:

Hindus can never become the true friends of Muslims

The book The Footprints of Partition: Narratives of Four Generations of Pakistanis and Indians confirms the "friends" quote above and adds other quotes such as:

Since their belief and culture is different from non-Muslims [sic], therefore cooperation with Hindus in any situation is impossible

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    +1 but can you add some context for these quotes? For example in what context does the textbook say "Hindus can never become the true friends of Muslims"? Is it presented as a universal fact or an example of an opinion? Commented Mar 3, 2016 at 15:40
  • @user568458 unfortunately, the source doesn't give any further context, except to say that quote is from a social studies book for 5th graders.
    – DavePhD
    Commented Mar 3, 2016 at 15:51

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