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

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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Chiranjeeb Sarmah 1 month 1 week 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 3 months 5 days ago

(STEPS TO ENSURE PROPER IMPLEMENTATION OF THE WITCH HUNTING BILL)
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 3 months 5 days 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.

PARAG JYOTI LASKAR 3 months 3 weeks ago

গাৱৰ গাওবুঢ়াক জগৰীয়া কৰিব লাগে, কিয়নো চৰকাৰী গাওবুঢ়ায়ে চৰকাৰৰ পৰা চৰকাৰী সুবিধাবোৰ লৈছে, কিন্তু গাৱত দাইনী সন্দেহ হ'লে খবৰটো থানাত জনোৱাটোও তেওঁৰেই কৰ্তব্য,গাওবুঢ়াৰ এলেকাত দাইনী সন্দেহত কিবা অঘটন ঘটিলে ইয়াৰ বাবে গাওবুঢ়াই দায়ী হ'ব ।

Dr Mridul Kumar Borah 4 months 1 week ago

Our educators must be educated first (what is superstition). Some of our school teachers even believe 'witches occurs'. How can then we expect the new citizens, our children to say that 'nothing like witches occur'. During B.Ed or D.Ed.the teachers should be allowed to have scientific discussions, not only on witches but also on all superstition related subjects. If they learn then the students will learn, the society will learn.

Sometimes due to personal rerasons people make witches.

Subham Singhania 4 months 2 weeks ago

Witch Hunting is mostly prevelant in the Rural Villages where most of the people are uneducated and therefore it is frst necessary to educate them about this illegal and illogical Custom of Witch Hunting.
Any person be it educated or uneducated can easily understand the Movies so in the similar manner if we make a small documentary on Witch Hunting which covers all the aspects of it and most importantly if we highlight its consequences then i think definitely people will be able to understand.

Manoj kumar pathori 4 months 3 weeks ago

Maximum publicity can be given by Microphone about the most inhuman practice through every panchayat that its a punishable offence and also can be ditributed leaflet among villagers.