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Forced Religious Conversions Under the Shroud of Superstition and Black Magic: Advocate Ashwini Upadhyay files PIL stating Dire Need to Implement Law in the matter [Read PIL]

Lawstreet Journal 7 Jul 2021 11:17pm

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The present century is considered an age of technology and development. With the advancement of science, there have been radical developments, globally, in the fields of Medicine, Space, Communication, Agriculture, etc. Information and knowledge, today, are just a click away. However, despite the indispensable role of scientific thinking in the modernization and progress of a nation, unfortunately, even in the present century, our society is plagued with the evil of superstition and black magic.  

In fact, for a large part of our country’s population witchcraft, myths, legends, and several other forms of superstition are a way of life. Pertinently, such credulous beliefs are so ingrained in the thought process of most of our countrymen that they are not only stringently followed, rather, passed on to the subsequent generations as heritage. 

Such irrational beliefs not only poison the minds of individuals but also compel them to commit several unspeakable offenses. Though certain superstitious practices carried out in the name of faith, such as the hanging of lemon and chilis at the entrance of homes or shops, avoiding black cats, removing the evil eye, etc., may not necessarily result in grave physical inconvenience or harm, however, practices of witchcraft, black magic, exorcism, etc., have often resulted in instances of murders and deaths. 

Unfortunately, many these manifestations result due to irrational thought processes, lack of pragmatic thinking, and in several cases, religion, or religious thought processes. The situation becomes even more disconcerting when the gullibility of the innocent is preyed upon and… Continue Reading...


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