Jatha demanding legislation to ban superstitious practices tomorrow


The Moudhyachara Nirmoolana Andolana Samiti, Mangaluru, will hold a jatha on Friday demanding the legislation to ban superstitious practices in the State in the light of growing intolerance within society.

Samiti convener Vasudeva Uchchila in a release here said that the movement is led by Sri Veerabhadra Channamalla Swami of Nidumamidi Mutt and Chandrashekhara Patil, after the murder of M.M. Kalaburgi by fundamentalist forces.

The samiti wants only such practices which are inhuman, lower the dignity of mankind, discriminating between male and female and castes etc., to be brought under such legislation.

Such jathas would be held across the State on Friday and memorandum would be submitted to respective deputy commissioners urging the government to legislate on the issue, he said.

The government should consider the suggestions by the State-level committee and amend the draft legislation before placing it for public consultation. The government should also hold a dialogue with leaders of all religion, castes and media heads.

The jatha in Mangaluru would start from Dr. B.R. Ambedkar (Jyothi) Circle at 10 a.m. and move to the Deputy Commissioner’s office. A public meeting would be held in front of the district office which would be addressed by rationalists, namely, Narendra Nayak, B.V. Srinivasa Kakkillaya, M. Devadas and others at 11 am, Mr. Uchchila said.

It will start from Jyothi Circle at 10 a.m.

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