Karnataka

‘Enact anti-superstition law’

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The confederation of progressive organisations and political parties have decided to step up their demand for enactment of the anti-superstition law. Meenakshi Bali, president of Pragnya Kanoonu Salaha Samiti, said that progressive organisations would hold rallies throughout the State on October 30 demanding enactment of the law.

Dr. Bali said this would be followed up with a State-level rally and procession in Bengaluru on November 16. Later, a memorandum would be submitted to Chief Minister Siddaramaiah. She said that the misinformation campaign by vested interests about the draft anti-superstition bill needs to be countered and the contents of the bill should be brought before the people. Dr. Bali said that the anti-superstition bill was not directed against religious practices and only dealt with those who exploited gullible people using religion as a tool.“The anti-superstition bill does not prevent anybody from going to a place of worship but only deals with obnoxious practices in the name of religion,” Dr. Bali said.

Referring to apprehensions about the provisions of the bill and opposition to it, Director of Kalaburagi Rangayana R.K. Hudgi said a similar anti-superstition bill was in place in Maharashtra.

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