Lawyers react positively to anti-superstition bill

Barring a few unsavoury exchanges, campaigners favouring the law against superstitions were received with enthusiasm by lawyers at the City Civil Court on Friday. More than 300 lawyers participated in the signature campaign launched by the Karnataka Janashakti, a people’s organisation.

When the campaigners reached the court complex on Friday morning, a few lawyers tried to stop them and tore their pamphlets. However, many other lawyers signed the petition and joined the campaigners in distributing the pamphlets at the Government Arts and Science College.

H.V. Vasu, who led the initiative, said the focus of Karnataka Janashakti was to counter the misinformation campaign against the bill. “Recently, a popular columnist wrote that the bill seeks to ban people from drawing rangolis and planting Tulasi in their homes.” He said the bill aimed at protecting vulnerable people from the machinations of black magicians and fake godmen.

A letter from the Editor

Dear reader,

We have been keeping you up-to-date with information on the developments in India and the world that have a bearing on our health and wellbeing, our lives and livelihoods, during these difficult times. To enable wide dissemination of news that is in public interest, we have increased the number of articles that can be read free, and extended free trial periods. However, we have a request for those who can afford to subscribe: please do. As we fight disinformation and misinformation, and keep apace with the happenings, we need to commit greater resources to news gathering operations. We promise to deliver quality journalism that stays away from vested interest and political propaganda.

Support Quality Journalism
Recommended for you
This article is closed for comments.
Please Email the Editor

Printable version | Jun 7, 2020 10:36:11 AM |

Next Story