Belief in Witchcraft Comes From Lack of Education: Das

After 5 women were lynched on alleged practising of witchcraft, Das said lack of education leads to the delusion of superstition.

Published: 10th August 2015 01:26 AM  |   Last Updated: 10th August 2015 01:26 AM   |  A+A-

By PTI

RANCHI: A day after five women were lynched on the allegation of practising witchcraft, Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das today said lack of education leads to the delusion of superstition.

To tide over it, efforts should be made to educate every child, Das said addressing a gathering on the occasion of 'World Advivasi Day' here.

He said now the "dangerous delusion" is widespread in the society which has to overcome this.

The Chief Minister said referring to yesterday's lynching at Kanjia village under Mandal police station in the district, in which 27 villagers have been arrested so far.

As lack of education leads to such defects, no child should remain illiterate so that the generation next would be progressive, an official release said quoting Das.

Das said migration has been another big challenge due to lack of job opportunities down the years, but the situation is changing now following setting up of large and small industries in the state.

The government, he added, is trying to connect literate tribal youth with jobs by imparting training to them.

Das said he learnt through his 'Straight Talk' programme from the people about illegal sale/purchase and grabbing of tribal land and an SIT has been set up to deal with such problems.

Stating that the government would launch Adivasi Grameen Path (road) from August 15, he said self help groups comprising tribal women would be given Rs 2 lakh to carry out their works. The same amount would also be given to youths after training to make them self-sufficient economically.

The Chief Minister also said that several welfare schemes for tribal people have been started.

Speaking on the occasion, Welfare Minister Louis Marandi called upon the people to stay away from dangerous superstitious belief of witchcraft.

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