Karnataka: Draft of anti-superstitious bill ready

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BANGALORE: The National Law School of India University (NLSIU), which was tasked with preparation of anti-superstitious bill, will be submitting the draft bill to chief minister Siddaramaiah on Tuesday.

The Centre for the Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy (CSSEIP) of NLSIU has prepared draft model legislation — The Karnataka Prevention of Superstitious Practices Bill, 2013.

The bill would be submitted to CM in the presence of social welfare Minister H Anjaneya and law minister T B Jayachandra CSSEIP director S Japhet said.

Experts, who were part of preparation of the A delegation of some of the experts who contributed in the making of the draft model legislation included G Ramakrishna, K Marulasiddappa, Siddalingaiah, Nitin Ramesh, Srijoni, Sanhita, Aravind Malagatti, AS Nataraj, CS Hanumanthappa, Vasundara Bhupathi, BT Lalitha Nayak, VS Sreedhara and Japhet.

“The report which consists of the draft bill (English and Kannada version), a policy frame work and a concept note is a result of a rigorous research and several rounds of consultations with eminent thinkers and legal experts within and outside Karnataka for about a month,” a release from CSSEIP said.

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