After college students, now autorickshaw drivers embraced the anti-superstition cause of Dr Narendra Dabholkar.
After Dabholkar’s murder, 257 rickshaw drivers promised to abide by the principles of the anti-superstition activist and never hang ‘nimbu-mirch’ and black dolls on their vehicles.
The drivers met at Sinhagad road on Saturday morning to hold a rally and demonstrate against various superstitions prevalent in the society.
Sachin Late, a member of Maharashtra Navnirman Transport Association said, “We have convinced the rickshaw drivers to stop believing in superstition. Most of us hang ‘nimbu-mirch’ and black dolls on our vehicle but, after Dabolkar’s murder we have taken an oath to boycott such practices.”
The event was also attended by officials of other NGOs including Andhashraddha Nirmulan Samiti.