Kar­nataka As­sem­bly passes Anti-Su­per­sti­tion Bill

Based on Ma­ha­rash­tra model, it is a very good step to­wards mak­ing In­dia a so­ci­ety with sci­en­tific tem­per­a­ment.

Alive - - Content - by San­jeev Sirohi

The rul­ing Congress Gov­ern­ment in poll bound Kar­nataka has fi­nally on Novem­ber 16, 2017 got the Anti-Su­per­sti­tion Bill passed unan­i­mously in the on­go­ing win­ter session of the Kar­nataka State As­sem­bly to erad­i­cate evil prac­tices with some mi­nor amend­ments. It is largely based on the Ma­ha­rash­tra model. The much-de­layed, much-hyped and hotly de­bated Kar­nataka Pre­ven­tion and Erad­i­ca­tion of In­hu­man Evil Prac­tices and Black Magic Bill, 2017, which is pop­u­larly known as the Anti-Su­per­sti­tion Bill has fi­nally been passed by the State As­sem­bly by a voice vote.

The Anti-Su­per­sti­tion Bill was ear­lier cleared by the Kar­nataka Cab­i­net on Septem­ber 27, 2017. The Bill has ex­empted stamp­ing of mu­dras on the body which is a prac­tice in the

Kar­nataka CM Sid­dara­ma­iah.

Kar­nataka State As­sem­bly.

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