Is astrology an illegal profession?

By Santosh Sharma

From Dainik Viswamitra-18.07.11

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13 Responses to “Is astrology an illegal profession?”

  1. biplab das 23 July 2011 at 9:35 PM #

    oh. santosh u r really rocking yaar. ki sob durdanto article cover korcho….

  2. Sumit 24 July 2011 at 12:20 AM #

    desher jangan k jata din sajag kora jache na…toto din ae batparder haat theke rakhsha nei. ader birudhe media jadi ekta boro bhumika ne. ta hole eder mukhush khula onek sahaj hobe…

  3. A K Bairagi 24 July 2011 at 4:47 PM #

    মিঃ শর্মা, থ্যাংকস,আপনার আর্টিকেলের জন্য। জ্যোতিষ বিদ্যা একটি অবৈজ্ঞানিক ও বেআইনি পেশা।

    যারা যারা জ্যোতিষের কাছে যায় তারা তারা সবাই ঠকে, বলা যায় তাদের সবাইকে ঠকায়। আমাদের দেশে ঠকার লোকের অভাব নেই। বোকা লোকের অভাব নেই।

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    Gablu 24 July 2011 at 6:49 PM #

    Santosh u r doing a real good job.
    Congrats my friend!!!

  5. Dwijapada Bouri 25 July 2011 at 10:15 AM #

    Congratulation Santosh. It’s a really very very good job.

  6. soumenb31 25 July 2011 at 8:08 PM #

    I get surprised when I see people having rings more than their fingers. There should be a limit of foolishness!!

  7. APURBA 25 July 2011 at 10:09 PM #

    carry on santosh da

  8. Asok Kumar Das 28 July 2011 at 12:46 AM #

    YES. A big and bold YES is the answer to the question. Astrology is definitely an illegal profession. But it is not specifically written in the CrPC. It is categorised in ‘cheating’ groups of crimes. Cheating in any form including in the form of astrology has been made criminal offence. As astrologers are cheaters beyond any doubt, holy professions as of astrologers, purhits, gurubabas, gyangurus, of godmen etc could not be included in the legal and honourable professions as listed in the Profession Tax Act of West Bengal, and their illgot money could be shared by the Government and by the public by way of taxation. As such while passing the order rejecting the astrologer’s petition for enrolment, I instantly ordered to refund the amount of tax he deposited in the Government Treasury in advance, (perhaps astrologically predicting his success in my office.) On that very day it was settled that profession of astrology is illegal. Twelve years have been passed since
    then. The Government, the society and even the astrologers themselves accepted the Government findings expressed in my order. The question which is answered and admited in this way need not be raised again. The appropriate question we may now ask, if it was decided and accepted in this way then why these criminials are openly doing their business,how even the educated people including the Chief Minister of the socalled progressive State are worshipping such criminals? Why is the Registrar of Societies granting registration to the astrlogical training centers when their declared motive ( in writing) is to promote crminial activities and to violate provision of criminal law? Why the respectable newspapers publising advertisements encouraging promotion of crimes?
    Let our wisemen including pro and anti astrologers find the answer.

    Asokdas Charbak
    California, U.S.A.

  9. biplab das 29 July 2011 at 10:12 AM #

    good….. darun comment Mr ashokdas charbak

  10. KAUSIK SARKAR 30 July 2011 at 6:20 PM #

    Superb Article!

  11. sudeep chakraborty 31 July 2011 at 1:28 PM #

    darun sarmaji lagaraho

  12. Asok Kumar Das 3 August 2011 at 5:01 AM #

    No, brother Biplab. My 28th July reply should not strictly be taken as a comment – ‘Darun’ or ni-Darun. Rather it may be regarded as an invitation for comment. I wanted answer in respect of some questions those are listed in the last para of my reply. I want to know the answers from the astrologers and their accomplices and also from honourable gentlemen. Let me elaborate those once again.
    Twelve years hence I, being a statutory authority with quasi-judicial power conferred by the Constitution of India, declared legally (not personally) that astrologers are cheaters and antisocials and addressed them as enemy of the civilisation. Still the declaration continue to remain as Government evaluation in respect of holy professionals like an astrologer. I do not understand why the defamed people have not challenged the order by way of an appeal before higher judicial forum so that my order is quashed,their honour is restored and their utter humiliation ends. Have they admitted the government evaluation? Or have they astrologically calculated that no nila pola can change the astrologers’ dishonourable fortune? Perhaps they are born to bear such shame so long they survive. Why are the astrologers and gyangurus tolerating such humiliation with their heads down when some people and even the government use harshest possible adjectives before uttering their ignoble names? Why they are not going to the court to file a defamation suit. Are they afraid of humiliation even more than this? Is there no astrologer brave enough to reply these honestly? Or to kill men like us by their remort astrlogical super powers?
    Now my humble questions before the persons who care the people and the society are:
    1. Why not a single astrologer in this country could be convicted for commiting the crime of BEING AN ASTROLOGER?
    2. And what are the effective strategy deliberated by the rationalists to that end?
    3. What step should be taken so that registration of the astrological schools granted by the Registrar of Societies are cancelled?
    4. What action has been taken by the rationalists (the only people to whom we may hope)to cancel Trade Licences of astrologers granted by Panchayets and Munipalities?
    5. What action has been taken to amend the Drug And Magic Remedies Act 1954 that may be armed in the changed circumstances to combat the recharged astrological crimes? [It is found that with the aid of the power of money and muscle as well as of political lobbing,
    the astrolgers are carryng on their criminal activities. Also they are taking the advantage of the loopholes of law and of inaction of different social service organisations.]
    6. How can the Government Income Tax Department accepting the share of income earned by way of criminal activity? [ In the same way one day an ITO may justify his demand of income tax from a burgler]
    7. What legal action has been taken against media who are promoting and propagating the business of antisocials like astrlogers, godmen gyangurus etc.

    Asokdas Charbak
    United States of America

  13. Jesca 26 September 2015 at 6:54 PM #

    That’s the peefcrt insight in a thread like this.

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