Maharashtra has imposed the new law in response to the recent killing of rationalist Narendra Dabholkar.
The comprehensive new bill makes it illegal for anyone to engage in superstitious practices such as black magic and witchcraft. Maharashtra is the first state in India to enact such a law which could lead to similar restrictions being imposed elsewhere in the country.
Among other things, the new law will ban inhuman practices, human sacrifice, rituals to enable sex selection by pregnant women, and all forms of acts known as 'Jaadu-Tona' in common parlance.
I've still a hard time seeing they'd ban a lot of things Vatican considers black magic, like less victimizing forms of divination. Or maybe they did, but I doubt it, since vedic astrology is an age-old practise in India, known to be harmless except for having a tradition of arranged marriages based on it in there, can't say I approve that as an astrologer but it's usually a victimless practise in the end, from the little I've heard.
Wherever there's a problem, there's solutions. Answers are found from a wide deep perspective, from opened mind's eyes. From where good and bad stay silent and you hear the real cause and effect, and big picture. Giving up is wasting your time, but also necessary to find the true cause you didn't find yet. Staying in the path is necessary only when there's trueness in that path.