While explaining the apprehensions and misunderstandings regarding the Anti-Jadu Tona Ordinance, the founder of All India Andhashraddha Nirmulan Samiti, Shyam Manav said that the law has been drafted in a such manner that no sane person would oppose it and not even the Warkari sect will have any apprehensions about it.
He was speaking at a lecture on the ordinance and people’s apprehensions and misunderstanding about it at the Balgandharva Rangmandir auditorium on Thursday night.
“The materialisation of the law is possible because of Dr Narendra Dabholkar’s martyrdom and his continuous efforts behind the drafting of the bill,” he said, while paying homage to the late rationalist.
He said that the state government has taken a lot of efforts in trying to implement the act efficiently. “There will be vigilance officers who will be given training on the law on how to stop the superstitious and black magic activities in the society,” said Manav. While explaining one of the provisions in the law, he claimed that if any person does any miracle that would not be considered a crime under the law. However if the person claims to do any miracle and by doing this, if he or she cheats anybody, that would be considered as a crime and the person would be liable to be arrested under the relevant sections of the law.
The other dignitaries who were present at the programme were minister of social justice, Shivajirao Moghe, retired high court justice BG Kolse Patil and mayor Chanchala Kodre.
Moghe, while addressing the audience, assured them that they will implement the law effectively and will try and ask the Central government to implement it all over the country.