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Asia: South & Central Indian state outlaws profiting on miracles, summoning 'ghosts'

The law was hurriedly passed after rationalist Narendra Dabholkar, who advocated for the legislation, was assassinated. Some Hindus claim it violates religious freedom.

By Correspondent / August 26, 2013

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A new law against superstition and black magic in India's Maharashtra state has triggered a debate between religious groups who say that the state is interfering in personal faith, and rationalists who say religious malpractices violate human rights.