One of reasons why india lags in technology is because the security agencies are ruthless in defaming people who are atheists or not religious. India officially claims that it is security country, Security agencies in India led likely to harass religious people, who believe in astrology whatever they may do, even if they are involved in frauds, cheating and lies.
On the other even if people who are not religious are very honest, the security agencies will criminally defame them, making it difficult to lead a normal life.
Goddess Durga is known for alleviation of distress; showing great kindness toward the distressed. It is believed during gupt navratri when mantra’s are recited with great devotion Goddess promptly heeds to the devotees’ prayers and fulfils their wishes.