NPR producer resigns after her Hinduphobic tweet goes viral

New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS): A producer with the US National Public Radio (NPR), Furkan Khan, has resigned after her Hinduphobic tweet caused outrage among the people of all religions.

"If Indians give up on Hinduism, they will also be solving most of their problems. What with all the piss drinking and dung worshipping," she had tweeted on September 9.

The tweet invited backlash on social media as users slammed her for the tweet and drew parallel with messages of Pulwama terrorists who killed 40 CRPF jawans in February this year.

Khan later deleted the tweet, apparently in a bid to avoid being "misinterpreted".

"I have taken the tweet down so that I am not misrepresented," she said, before apologising for what she had said.

"I wholeheartedly apologise for my earlier tweet. It was ill considered and unacceptable. I deleted it. I didn't mean to disparage Hinduism or hurt anyone's feelings. It doesn't reflect my beliefs and principles. Please accept my sincere regret. I'll be off Twitter for a while," she said on Wednesday.

"You can read that tweet a 100 times. Nothing, Absolutely Nothing justifies it. I'm a Muslim but even I can't forgive you for what you said, I doubt Hindus would or even should," retorted one Twitter user.

NPR said that it regrets the unacceptable tweet by New Delhi-based producer Furkan Khan.

"This comment does not reflect the views of NPR journalists and is a violation of our ethical standards. She has publicly apologised for her tweet and has resigned from NPR," NPR said.

Messages expressing Hindu-hatred, often emanating from Pakistan, have exploded on social media following the abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution which granted special status to the former state of Jammu and Kashmir.


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  • ad, mangaluru

    Fri, Sep 13 2019

    I think her tweet refers to Hindu Nationalism ?

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  • Ahmed K. C., Mangalore

    Thu, Sep 12 2019

    Why did Furkan Khan feel that there is problem with Hindus at the first place ????
    Did any Hindu ask for a solution from her ???
    We being Muslim here are better of than the minorities in Pakistan.
    When we strive to build a brotherly relation ship with our Hindu brothers and sisters, These kind of misinformed rogues want to spoil our atmosphere.

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    Thu, Sep 12 2019

    misinterpreted!!..which line!! she Indian, she doesnt know about India or Hinduism..who said we drink cow urine & worship dung!! can she generalise a thing which may be prevailing in some corner of country!!..sorry to say, she is not aware whats going on with her community worldwide, which needs immediate therapy for good..Good she resigned or sacked from NPR

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  • Chowkidar Chor Hai!, Mangalore

    Thu, Sep 12 2019

    N Mukkawala, Kinnigoly — just as you are roaming freely!😀😀😀

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  • N Mukkawala, Kinnigoly

    Thu, Sep 12 2019

    very much but not as declared chors living in disguise like you.

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  • Krishna, Udupi

    Thu, Sep 12 2019

    he never insult any one

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  • N Mukkawala, Kinnigoly

    Thu, Sep 12 2019

    Luckily many such idiots are roaming around freely in India , imagine your situation if you had dared to criticise their religion in any Islamic country .

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