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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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Barindra Das 4 months 2 weeks ago

জয়জয়তে ডাইনী হত্যা প্ৰতিৰোধী বিল ২০১৫ৰ বাবে অসম আৰু ভাৰত চৰকাৰলৈ কৃতজ্ঞতা জ্ঞাপন কৰিলো, কিন্তো কথা হ’ল ঘটনা এটা ঘটি যোৱাৰ পাচতহে আইন এখনে সহায় কৰিব, কিন্তু আমাৰ প্ৰয়োজন ঘটনাতো ঘটাৰ আগে আমি ৰুধ কৰিব লাগিব, ইয়াৰ বাবে প্ৰথম কথা হ’ল আৰক্ষী বিভাগৰ দ্বাৰা সজাগতা মুলক সভা বিশেষকৈ বাটৰ নাট গাঁও অঞ্চলত পাতিব লাগিব। ভুত প্ৰ্ৰেত সম্পৰ্কীয় কাল্পনিক কাহিনীৰ যি দৰে প্ৰচলন আছে ভুত প্ৰেত ডাইনী নাই বা সেই বোৰক নাই বুলি চেলেঞ্জ কৰাৰ কাহিনী প্ৰচাৰ কৰিব লাগিব, তেনে সাহ সী ব্যক্তিক নিৰ্বাচন কৰি পুৰস্কৃত কৰিব পাৰি।

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GAUTAM BIKASH MECH 6 months 2 weeks ago

Witch hunting is specific to only areas with low economic development. It's futile to raise awareness or educate people wwith strong believe in superstitions. Only economic development can stop evils like witch hunting as it will propagate exposer and modern thoughts among people.

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Dr Brindha Devi V 6 months 3 weeks ago

Educate the citizens about the inhuman practice they are adopting
severe punishment should be given to those who involved in such practices
literate them
Promotional videos should be shown to them

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Jayanta Topadar 7 months 4 weeks ago

Right education is the only means to stop witch hunting.Humanity needs a light of the right thought and the right attitude to have a clear picture of the actual facts and truth. We human beings ought to be aware of the diversity of education in everyone's life. Wrong beliefs and practices must be removed from the mind and the concept of right education must be awakened within.

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ABHIJIT KUMAR BARAL 1 year 2 months 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 1 year 2 months 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 1 year 4 months 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 1 year 5 months 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.