Yoga Instructor Ira Trivedi, who was called out on social media after her old Hinduphobic tweets went viral, has deleted all her tweets and deactivated her Twitter account. Ira’s account @iratrivedi, which was a verified Twitter handle, now shows that it does not exist.
Ira Trivedi’s old Tweets displaying her blatant Hinduphobia had surfaced after DD National had shared a tweet that Ira will be featuring in their morning Yoga show. Ira had called Hinduism a ‘regressive’ religion. She had also claimed that beef is the cheapest source of protein (a false claim) and had spoken for the promotion of beef as food.
DD had later dropped her show from their schedule.
Trivedi had also attempted to deride BJP’e female leaders for being ‘saffron-clad’. In her tweets, she was seen claiming that the Quran is a progressive text while Hinduism is ‘regressive’.
Following the social media outrage, Ira had first attempted to clarify that she does not hate Hinduism. Later, after deleting the said tweets, she had claimed that the old screenshots are fake, a claim which was again debunked by Twitter users.
Trivedi is the granddaughter of former Congress leader VC Shukla who was the I & B minister in Indira Gandhi’s government.
Last year, Ira had claimed that author Chetan Bhagat has shown inappropriate behaviour towards her. Bhagat had denied the charges and had shared old emails that Ira has sent to him where she had addressed him in a loving and endearing manner. Bhagat had also asked that if he had misbehaved with Ira why had Ira invited him as a chief guest to her book launch.