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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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ABHIJIT KUMAR BARAL 2 months 1 week ago

Assam Witch Hunting Bill 2015 is enacted with strict punishment but awareness building is more important in such cases. Regular campaigning, awaring and educating local people of targeted areas will help to make difference in future

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ABHIJIT KUMAR BARAL 2 months 1 week ago

Witch hunting is one of the pathetic and inhuman approach towards society. Government should strengthen local youth, SHGs and other stakeholders to awaring the facts and prejudice behind the malpractices. Regular awareness camping may lead to a safer world.

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Jayanta Topadar 4 months 3 weeks ago

Sir,
The Details of the Assam Witch Hunting(Prohibition,Prevention and Protection) Bill need to be circulated to the general people, especially in the remote rural regions. TV ads, Promotional videos, Short Films, Children's Films, Documentaries, Online Group Discussions, Debates, Talk Shows & Opinion Polls etc. Online Drawing Competitions may be held. People need to refer to valuable books, research papers & seminar papers on the negatives of Witch Hunting. Let's Educate them truly!

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PROSHANTA PURKAYASTHA 5 months 3 weeks ago

To create awareness on the issue local leaders, education is the, non governmental organisation, youth clubs as well as well local administration should discuss the issues in those areas where these incidents occurred earlier. Education and high awareness level on the issue will definitely help to curb the social menace. Student organisations can play instrumental role in this regard.

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Sandeep Shaw 1 year 1 day 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.

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Mandar Das 1 year 6 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.

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Chandramika Bora 1 year 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 ।

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Susanta Kumar Pattnaik 1 year 2 months 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