Indian Scientists show solidarity to counterparts after Trump’s VISA ban

After the US President Donald Trump’s controversial travel ban on seven Muslim countries, Scientists across the globe, including India, have opened up their lab spaces for stranded counterparts outside America.

US President Donald Trump’s controversial travel ban
Researchers from over 30 countries have decided to host the affected scientists after the US President Donald Trump’s controversial travel ban. Photo courtesy: Donald Trump's Facebook page

Researchers from over 30 countries have decided to host the affected scientists, under the Science Solidarity List (SSL) initiative.

Started on social media as a spontaneous help to accommodate banned scientists, this has emerged as a clarion call to support those in immediate need of workspaces.

The SSL, anchored by the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO), is a list of scientists offering temporary desk space, library access and even accommodation for the US-based scientists who have stranded abroad due to the travel ban.

Promoting excellence in life sciences, EMBO is an organisation of more than 1,700 leading researchers.

Currently, there are over 800 offers of assistance and the list has a new entry after every five minutes or so.

The "overwhelming response" from the fraternity is trending under the #ScienceShelters.

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