'Anti-Superstition Draft Bill is not final one'
The deputy director of the Centre for the Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Police, National Law School of India University, clarified on Wednesday that the draft bill on anti-superstition was not aimed at curbing religious freedom and beliefs.
Deputy director V S Sreedhara stated in a press release that the draft which was submitted to the state government recently was not the final one.
He appealed to the social groups and political parties not to be carried away by the misleading propaganda by some vested interests.
Stating that the draft which was prepared after taking views of people from cross sections of society, Sreedhara said it had only given suggestions to address certain harmful practices with reasonable restrictions on practices that causes grave physical or mental harm, financial or sexual exploitation, or offends human dignity.
Clarifying that the draft was not aimed at any one religion, he said: “To say that it targets only one particular religion and intends to ban all sorts of religious practices is utterly wrong, distorted and meant to create fear and disharmony in public.”