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BJP dares Congress to include non-Hindu superstitions in Bill

PTI | November 07, 2013, 21.11 pm IST
Prahalad Joshi / File photo
Prahalad Joshi / File photo

Bengaluru: Opposing proposed legislation on anti-superstition and black magic in Karnataka, BJP on Thursday challenged the Congress Government to include superstitions practised by non-Hindu communities in the proposed legislation before it was tabled in assembly.

"There are so many superstitions practised by non-Hindu communities also in Karnataka. Let the Siddaramaiah Government include these practices in the proposed bill before tabling it in both Houses of the legislature," State BJP President Prahalad Joshi told reporters here.

Maintaining that the proposed bill, to be tabled during the upcoming winter session of Assembly at Belgaum, "hurts the Hindu sentiments," he threatened that BJP would stall the session if the government tabled it.

"We will do our best to oppose this proposed bill. We will not allow the session to run, if the government tables it in both Houses," he said.

Under the proposed Karnataka Prevention and Eradication of Human Sacrifice and Other Inhuman Evil and Gory Practices and Blackmagic Bill, 2013, promoters of various such practices exploiting people would be brought to book.

The bill also proposes the setting up of Karnataka Anti-Superstition Authority at the state-level and vigilance committees on superstitious practices at district levels for prevention and control of superstitious practices and protection of those exposed to their ill-effects.

He said there was no need for the government to enact law for bringing changes in Hindu society as Hindus have been relinquishing beliefs and practices from time to time.

"Reforms comes naturally for Hindus. There is no need for enacting laws to bring changes," Joshi said.

Replying to a query, Joshi said the Karnataka Government should not commit a mistake as Maharashtra had done by enacting such a law on superstition.

On providing security to BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, he said the centre should provide SPG cover to the Gujarat Chief Minister for holding rallies. 

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Gajanan Pole's picture
by Gajanan Pole (not verified) on
While it is true to say that in India there are several non Hindu people who also practice several superstitions which cannot be ignored and that there is no need to enact laws to bring changes, as Hindus have been found relinquishing several beliefs and practices from time to time, the attempts and efforts being made in forcing the people to strictly behave in the name of religion should be curbed on need based basis legally Whether Secularism or no Secularism in India, the people of this country are guided by their religion and no religion teaches bad and bad practices.
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by Baba Amit (not verified) on
"No religion teaches bad and bad practices???" Bhakton, SEEK (actively look for) TRUTH and ONLY then your souls & minds will be free and enlightened. Caste system and Sati - Hindusim, Convert or Die - Islam, these are few of the many bad things that have been taught by religion in India. So yes, some religions do teach bad things. Evidence of these is in our history and you cannot erase history but you can certainly learn from it. Following of superstitions in India is the very evidence of spiritual darkness where the minds & souls of people are not enlightened because they do not SEEK (actively look for) the truth of GOD. Laws cannot change your beliefs, only you can. Either superstitions dictate your life or the truth of the ever living God does, both cannot and you are the one to decide who you surrender your life to. If you believe that ultimately there is only one God, then why not read the Bible to see what He has to say in it, or just stop believing that all routes lead to the same GOD.
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by Baba Amit (not verified) on
Following of superstitions in India is the very evidence of spiritual darkness where the minds & souls of people are not enlightened because they do not SEEK (actively look for) the truth of GOD. Laws cannot change your beliefs, only you can. Either superstitions dictate your life or the truth of the ever living God does, both cannot and you are the one to decide who you surrender your life to. If you believe that ultimately there is only one God, then why not read the Bible to see what He has to say in it, or just stop believing that all routes lead to the same GOD.

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