More instances of ‘witch hunt’ in Purulia – public protest can stop this practice

By Santosh Sharma (Click on the image to enlarge and read) Courtesy: Dainik Vishwamitra, July 11, 2012
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3 Responses to “More instances of ‘witch hunt’ in Purulia – public protest can stop this practice”

  1. Madhusudan Mahato 13 July 2012 at 4:01 PM #

    Good post. Witch huntings are happened Two or Three in one month in Purulia. Govt. should be pass strict law to stop it.

  2. santosh sharma 16 July 2012 at 1:04 AM #

    भारत में राष्ट्रीय महिला आयोग ने डायन प्रथा पर केंद्रीय कानून बनाने का काम शुरू कर दिया है। डायन प्रथा के बढ़ते प्रभाव के मद्देनजर झारखंड जैसे राज्यों ने पहले ही कानून बना लिए हैं। अब छत्तीसगढ़, राजस्थान और हरियाणा भी इसी राह पर हैं।

  3. asok kumar das 17 July 2012 at 12:56 AM #

    Government, I mean the people who run the government,who make law, who execute and enforce law, who lead the people,the educated teachers of schools and colleges, even some members of the media are themselves afraid of gods,satans, witches,ghosts, spirits and such other abstracts. ‘Educated’ people show their pride being ‘Godfearing’. Some newspaper proudly proclaim the shameful fact that they are afraid of none but god (Vagoban chara kauke voi payna). A chief minister plays by pulling a rath in a rathojatra, a claimant of highest office of this country is seeking the faour of gods and goddesses. This time the same persons are shouting “Allah ho Akbor” in one mouth and in other time shouting “Vogoban sorboshaktiman” in other. All the guardians of our society are creator, protector and supporter of superstitions. And these people are respected and copied by the masses. Hence the responsibility for freeing our society from superstition fell on the handful of rationalists and rationalists only who has no fear in their mind, not secret motive of gaining any of the fortune,power, fame or heaven.And I am happy to find that they are doing their duties to the society without seeking favour of the superstitious leaders.We have sufficient strict laws to tacle superstitions. No more laws are necessary. Only enforcement of the laws on the principle of rule of law is necessary. I,being a humble executer of law found it before about 12 years while officially declaring ashtrology an illigal profession.
    Let the executers of law enforce law fearlessly and the rationalists work the way they are working now. One day our beautiful world will be free from gods,ghosts,terrorists and all sorts of superstitions.
    Asokdas Charbak
    California, USA

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