The Karnataka Prevention and Eradication of inhuman Evil Practices and Black Magic Bill 2017 was passed by both the Houses of the legislative with the assurance by the government that not only Hindu religion but other religions would also be covered under the bill, reported Kannada Prabha.
The Opposition raised objections that the bill covered only Hindu practices and the government assured that evil practices in other religions would also be covered while formulating rules and the bill was passed.
Prior to this after 3 hours of debate on the bill most of the members had welcomed the bill and BJP’s S V Sankanur, Bhanuprakash and Pranesh raised objections that the bill covered only Hindu religion. Law Minister T B Jayachandra who tabled the bill explained that it was not so and assured that evil practices in all religions would be covered under it. The bill is not formulated keeping in mind only one religion but to safe guard the Dalits and oppressed from being exploited in the rural regions. It aims to destroy those who use Black Magic and such other practices that destroys society he said.
S V Sankanur of BJP, Basavaraja Horatti and Sharavana of JD(S) said first the astrology shows in all channels must be banned s they are breaking homes.
The Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said he is not an atheist but a believer. Responding to Eshwarappa’s comments that the CM was earlier a non believer but now is visiting temples, Siddaramaiah said Eshwarappa has misunderstood. God is supreme power and is omnipresent. He is present in me Eshwarappa and everyone, he said and quoted Basavanna’s Vachana.