Why restrict 'anti superstition' bill to Hindu religion alone?

Why restrict

Submitted by alvin on Wed, 2016-07-06 21:09 Bengaluru: Siddaramaiah government’s ambitious bill, Karnataka Prevention of Superstitious Practices – that has gone for a third drafting now – has lot of loopholes. It has not consulted Hindu religious leaders or organisations that are championing the cause of religion, complained Sri Rama Sene president Pramod Mutalik.Mutalik told mediapersons that the bill limits itself to the Hindu religion alone. But there are many superstitious beliefs even in Islam and Christian religions. Even they need to be brought into the bill, he observed.He urged the government to reconsider its draft and take experts’ opinion before going ahead with the draft. He was of the opinion that government could spread awareness about such blind beliefs than banning them. Some of the beliefs are closely associated with tradition and rituals and prohibiting them would be hurting the sentiments of the people, he added.