Protest against TV program (in support of rebirth) “Raaz Pichhle Janam ka 2” on NDTV Imagine

Click here to sign the Petition

In the award winning film ‘Nayak’ by the renowned filmmaker Satyajit Ray, the protagonist asks his friend – “do you think there is an afterlife? Do you believe in re-birth?” the friend laughs and says “even if I am born again, I won’t be the same Jyoti living in the same era! So how would I know and how does it matter? Do what you wish to do in this life itself”. The hero, played by the legendary Uttam Kumar brushes of his inhibitions and goes ahead with his dream of becoming a film star.

With wonderful touch of humor and common sense Ray lays bare the basic reason for not believing in re-birth and for not dwelling on such imaginary and wasteful exercise.

We find in this 21st century, a national TV channel tagging the suffix ‘imagine’ frequently presenting utter non-science in the name of imagination—ghost stories and made up stories of ‘miracles’. But the current one about previous life and its revelation through hypnotism takes the cake.

Let us come to the social point of view. To make people believe in previous life and re-incarnation is not only nonsensical, it is damaging. The idea was made up by rulers and priests to control the less fortunate. To make people feel guilty for the possible sins committed in their previous life is the dirtiest of tricks played by our ancient forefathers. The poorest of the poor born in so called “low caste” had no other option but to remain “low caste”. They could only dream of a better future in their next life by being timid, docile and utterly un-ambitious in this life. So, two-thirds of the poverty stricken masses of India never revolted.

Our memory, our dreams and aspirations dwell in our brain cells. With death our brains too are destroyed – burnt or decomposed in the grave. So scientifically, no memories or thoughts can survive after death, except through our writings, work etc.

Life is beautiful, precious and full of possibilities. Modern man with global exposure has learnt it now. So any attempt towards regression even in the name of entertainment is criminal.

We strongly condemn the TV show “Raaz pichley janam ka 2” (A program in support of rebirth) as unscientific and damaging for the viewers. We call on all the viewers who think like us, to protest by signing this appeal.

Click here to sign the Petition

The Science & Rationalists Association of India

& Humanists’ Association

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Challenge to NDTV Imagine Program

For the last three decades The Rationalists Association has challenged all claims to the paranormal and occult powers. Each and every claim confirming reincarnation has been investigated into. In all the cases there were frauds and/or misunderstandings. There was also gross ignorance about human psychology added to unscrupulous media hype. The truth was revealed in all the instances in books and magazines (collected in a volume by Prabir Ghosh: Aloukik noy Loukik, Part 4).

We challenge the revelations connected to ‘previous life’ as shown in the program “Raaz Pichhle Janam ka 2”, and demand immediate discontinuation of the show.

Prabir Ghosh

General Secretary, Science & Rationalist Association of India

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16 Responses to “Protest against TV program (in support of rebirth) “Raaz Pichhle Janam ka 2” on NDTV Imagine”

  1. Anabil Sengupta 1 December 2010 at 9:12 PM #

    I full suport with SRAI.

  2. abhijit 1 December 2010 at 10:26 PM #

    I am with ‘SRAI’

  3. Rupinder Singh 2 December 2010 at 12:52 AM #

    I agree with u n I am with SRAI…

  4. Jayabrata Panda 2 December 2010 at 9:05 AM #

    This is not the first time we are protesting against this program. “Raaz pichle janam ka” which was started on November,2009 and was discontinued from December, 2009 after our protest,petition file & finally A Open Challenge form our GS Prabir Ghosh. At that time NDTV imagine refused to face the challenge and stopped the telicast of the program. again we are demanding that this type of program should immediately stop or otherwise it should be declared as a Drama or Serial.

  5. Anima Chakraborty 2 December 2010 at 9:08 AM #

    I am with SRAI. This program should immediately stopped. Common people should protest against this.

  6. Bipu 2 December 2010 at 11:33 AM #

    Our demand accept the challenge of Mr. Prabor Ghosh otherwise quit this programme for ever.

  7. Dr Neha 2 December 2010 at 12:56 PM #

    My voice goes against such superstitious and damaging T.V. programs. This should immediately go off air!

  8. suman 2 December 2010 at 10:18 PM #

    ndtv can u hear us? we are all slapping you.

  9. A K Bairagi 3 December 2010 at 6:56 AM #

    NDTV Imagine, stop the programme Immediately

  10. Charanpreet Singh 3 December 2010 at 7:08 AM #

    Raaz Pichhale janam ka programm is against scientific attitude.There is nobody who can prove punar-janam.Tarksheel society Punjab unit Jagraon challanges NDTV to prove pichhala janam.Our society has been solving such so many cases of punar-janam since 1985.

  11. Gablu 5 December 2010 at 11:50 AM #

    Programme should be banned.

  12. Saptarshi 7 December 2010 at 8:35 PM #

    A big NO to all this IDIOTIC prgms. A prmg like this is too harmful for a nation. The channel “Imagine” has come up with a parallel motive. First, to make a quick money in this religious market of India. Secondly, our ‘so called’ good old gov is trying modern ways of implementing superstition in our mind.

  13. Ashutosh Rana 7 December 2010 at 9:20 PM #

    I support with SRAI & Humanists’ Association.

  14. rationalistbiplab 7 December 2010 at 10:52 PM #

    they are deaf Mr suman.

  15. jatin 11 December 2010 at 9:01 PM #

    Please read up on Dr. Brian Weiss, who was sceptical and is now fully endorsing previous lifes.


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