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Indian state introduces ban on black magic


Posted on Friday, 30 August, 2013 | Comment icon 12 comments

The Cabinet Secretariat of India. Image Credit: CC 2.0 Laurie Jones
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.

The recent death of Narendra Dabholkar, the rationalist founder of a movement opposing superstitious practices, has been seen as the catalyst that prompted accelerated action by the state government.

Dabholkar was gunned down by an unknown assailant while out walking on August 20th, prompting widespread protests across the state.

Source: New Indian Express | Comments (12)

Tags: India, Black Magic, Occult


 
Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #3 Posted by The_Student on 30 August, 2013, 16:30
I doubt this bill will bring about any real change but it'll be interesting to see how things pan out from here. It is an interesting move on the part of the government.
Comment icon #4 Posted by brlesq1 on 30 August, 2013, 19:12
I guess this is what the superstitious do now instead of putting a hex on someone. Just gun them down. I wonder how much effect the government's decree will have.
Comment icon #5 Posted by Aggie on 30 August, 2013, 19:15
People should be free to practice whatever they want, as long as it doesn't harm anybody.
Comment icon #6 Posted by euroninja on 30 August, 2013, 19:44
Play of words. Hinduism is witchcraft.
Comment icon #7 Posted by calaf on 30 August, 2013, 23:24
Because that's the biggest problem they have there.
Comment icon #8 Posted by JMPD1 on 31 August, 2013, 9:48
Play of words. Hinduism is witchcraft. Wow, such arrogant bigotry.
Comment icon #9 Posted by Ryu on 31 August, 2013, 11:50
Play of words. Hinduism is witchcraft. It is just another religion, just like all the others. Don't know who told you otherwise.
Comment icon #10 Posted by Palmy-Ra on 31 August, 2013, 17:08
Play of words. Hinduism is witchcraft. What? Really?
Comment icon #11 Posted by Mikko-kun on 31 August, 2013, 22:56
From the link: 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 pract... [More]
Comment icon #12 Posted by LostSouls7 on 1 September, 2013, 0:27
interesting..


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