Dabholkar’s daughter pushes for uniform law
Mukta, daughter of anti-superstition activist late Narendra Dabholkar, on Monday demanded a uniform law in the country to eradicate malpractices based on superstition and blind faith. HT reports.delhi Updated: Sep 17, 2013 02:04 IST
Mukta, daughter of anti-superstition activist late Narendra Dabholkar, on Monday demanded a uniform law in the country to eradicate malpractices based on superstition and blind faith.
Mukta, along with other members of Maharashtra Andhshraddha Nirmulan Samiti (MANS) — the anti-superstition organisation founded by Dabholkar — is in Delhi to push legislation. Dabholkar was shot dead in Pune on August 20 this year.
Soon after Dabholkar was killed, the Maharashtra government brought the ‘Maharashtra Prevention and Eradication of Human Sacrifice and other Inhuman Evil and Aghori Practices and Black Magic Ordinance 2013’. The MANS delegation is seeking a similar law for the country.
“We have sought appointments with leaders of all political parties. We have also sought appointment with (Congress vice-president) Rahul Gandhi, (home minister) Sushil Shinde and even at the PMO,” Mukta told reporters.
“The ordinance was brought out on August 26 and by now, already three cases, including one for human sacrifice, have been registered,” said Avinash Patil, part of the MANS team.
The team said they had the support of about 40-odd organisations across India that are part of Federation of Indian Rationalist Association (FERA), a coordination platform for all rationalist organisations.
First Published: Sep 17, 2013 02:01 IST