Tracking down NASA intern for her Hindu faith is Hindu peak | India News
And the latest example seems to be the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) which tweeted a photo of Pratima Roy, an American Indian, who had the opportunity to intern at the space research agency. In the photo released by NASA, Roy’s desk was adorned with photos and writings of Hindu gods and deities.
It’s today: applications for the fall NASA internships are due! Are you ready ? Visit @NASAInterns and apply at:… https://t.co/GrtolgcU9C
– NASA (@NASA) 1625861522000
The photo caused a stir on social media, with many targeting young Roy for being a Hindu devotee. Although many supported Roy, the troll attacks stood out for their sheer villainy.
Here’s how the trolls targeted Roy and why they’re just Hinduphobes:
Troll Attack 1 ‘Hindus wear two masks, one of religiosity, the other of modernism’
@NASA @NASAInterns Pic 4: Hindus have the ability to behave in a very instrumental way. So when it suits them, they… https://t.co/shNIVv640R
– Dilip Mandal (@Profdilipmandal) 1626103602000
What is wrong with being a proud Hindu who takes a progressive, scientific outlook on life. Isn’t that the essence of a modern, secular society, Mr. Mandal? Or only non-Hindus are allowed to wear religion proudly on their sleeves.
They are in fact pseudo-secular people like these who wear two masks seamlessly, one of liberalism and the other of Hinduphobia.
A community of over a billion people is humiliated and feels like an outcast where all other communities are celebrated and allowed (rightly) to assume and display their religiosity without any humiliation.
Troll Attack 2 Can’t Hindus do anything without their gods? ‘,’ Why do Hindus believe more in god than in science? ‘
Listen, Hindusphobes, a Hindu who prays daily, receives blessings from his god daily cannot and will not do without. Do with it. And that doesn’t take away from his belief in science. Being a practicing Hindu and passionate about science are not mutually exclusive. Being an atheist is not a prerequisite for joining NASA or being a scientist.
Troll Attack 3 ‘Ram was a bigot’, ‘They are right-wing Hindu gods’, ‘India is a terrorist Hindu state and the Hindus and sub-humans’
The 4th research topic would be to know how the bigot Ram used pushpak viman (mythical plane) to reach the cross 7 se… https://t.co/2lCG73Cu8o
– Thaiyaan (@thaiyaan) 1625962176000
@NASA @NASAInterns I see a right hand Hindu child with right hand Hindu gods in a photo. India is so diverse. Hope you … https://t.co/Wlqgds2D5b
– Ireshumakant ️🔅 (@ireshum) 1625867540000
It is no longer occasional bigotry and racism. It is Hinduism in its own right (hatred for Hindus, their very existence and their writings). If not dealt with urgently in all major human rights forums, it could have devastating consequences for the Hindu community around the world.
And what are the right-wing Hindu gods anyway? Since when did the gods start to have such ideologies?
It seems that the platitudes of diversity, tolerance and pluralism disappear the moment a practicing Hindu takes the stage.