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Suggestions from citizens on ways to make the people of Assam aware about Assam Witch Hunting Bill

Start Date: 19-07-2018
End Date: 31-07-2021

Witch hunting has been one of the most inhuman practices prevalent in various parts of the world, taking the lives of several innocent people. Innumerable people have been killed ...

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Witch hunting has been one of the most inhuman practices prevalent in various parts of the world, taking the lives of several innocent people. Innumerable people have been killed mercilessly in the name of witch hunting. As the Assam Witch Hunting Bill, 2015, is becoming an Act now, a new dawn has appeared for the people of India.

Recently, President Ram Nath Kovind gave his approval to the Assam Witch Hunting (Prohibition, Prevention and Protection) Bill passed three years ago. The Bill, once passed, will make witch-hunting a cognisable, non-bailable and non-compoundable offence in the country.

Under this Act, punishment of upto 7 years and a fine of upto Rs 5 lakh will be imposed on the perpetrator for branding someone as a witch on the basis of superstitious beliefs. If anyone violates the Act and someone is killed after being labelled as a witch, Section 302 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) will be imposed. The punishment for pushing a person to suicide may lead to imprisonment and a fine of upto Rs 5 lakh.

MyGov Assam seeks suggestions from citizens on ways to make the people of Assam aware about this Bill in every nook and corner of the State and contribute towards a healthy society.

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Sandeep Shaw 4 months 3 weeks ago

In order to create a change from grass-root level the information about this law should be given in general knowledge books and the civics portion of the syllabus. Moreover the regional news channel and any television series encouraging the witch craft should be banned.
It can also be spread to remote are through newspaper or distribution of leaflets and phamplet.


Mandar Das 5 months 2 days ago

A paradigm shift in mindset change is required to eradicate all the fictitious and superstitious belief which can only be possible through imparting proper education and conducting mass awareness campaigns, specially targetting the remote sections of the society.


Chandramika Bora 5 months 2 weeks ago

যিহেতু ডাইনী হত্যাৰ দৰে কু প্ৰথা ভিতৰুৱা গাওঁ অঞ্চলতে বেছি হয় ; এনে অঞ্চলতে বাটৰ নাট পাতি এইবোৰ যে অপৰাধ আৰু ইয়াৰ শাস্তিৰ কেনে ধৰণৰ হব তাৰ প্ৰচাৰ কৰিব পৰা যায় ।


Susanta Kumar Pattnaik 7 months 2 weeks ago

India is traditional value base and untill people are in traditional practice.Witch hunting should be able to curb by spreading social education in the community,women awareness generation and legal advice privileges.Gender inequality and diversity in opinions expressed should be watched properly and modification or renewals to voice and opinions count should which will have gather past experience utility in present and pave new to future.Discussion,witch hunting bill,awareness to mothers regard


Santanu Datta 11 months 6 days ago

Five points suggestions to govt. of assam for witch hunting bill.1-Primary gender equality education to future young mothers should be made compulsory by pregnancy cheque doctors at the time of regular cheque up.2.In child education gender equality should be made a topic. 3 Male dominated marriage system should be changed by law. 4 Senior women citizen should be given monthly assistance money by the government. 5 Self help group of the senior citizens should be made and supported by government.


Chiranjeeb Sarmah 1 year 3 months ago

Witch hunting is a criminal offence which need to be stopped as soon as possible.This practices are done due to some superstitious beliefs in some part of our state.The people of those places are educated but they lack awareness of the crime.Educated youths or some organisations should create awareness camps in those areas and make those people aware of the crime and a law should be very strict for the culprits and punishment must be at instant so that no other people may be afraid to repeat.


Sangeet nilam borah 1 year 5 months ago

1. Carrying out free legal aid camps at village level which will help identify probable victims at an early stage.
2.Women who are above 40 years of age, especially those who have lost their husband constitute among the most common victims of witch hunting, so in such a case scenario, such vulnerable women should be identified.
3.State sponsored documentary films be showcased in rural areas.


PRIYANKAR PRATIM DEKA 1 year 5 months ago

Since Assam Self Help Group ( SHG) are working at gross root level so educating them about this bill and its provisions will help to reach out to a majority of population.