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Addressing the Legal Gap: Implementing Unified Anti-Superstition Laws in India

SPENCE, Samantha and Suresh, Naveen (2024) Addressing the Legal Gap: Implementing Unified Anti-Superstition Laws in India. International Journal of All Research Education and Scientific Methods (IJARESM), 12 (2). pp. 1809-1818. ISSN 2455-6211

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Anti-superstition laws play a crucial role in combating harmful practices and promoting scientific thinking in society. However, India lacks explicit national legislation targeting superstitious beliefs and practices, leading to a legal vacuum that perpetuates irrationality and infringes upon fundamental rights. Legislation against superstition is pivotal in fostering a society grounded in scientific inquiry, in line with Constitutional principles of scientific temper. These laws expressly forbid superstitious beliefs and practices, emphasising the importance of evidence- based reasoning and critical thinking. They assert that in a contemporary, rational society, dependence on superstition and irrational beliefs is unwarranted. This article advocates for the implementation of unified anti- superstition laws in India to address the legal gap and promote scientific temper in line with constitutional principles. By analysing the current legal landscape, examining international case studies, and advocating for a comprehensive legal framework, this article proposes actionable steps towards addressing the pervasive influence of superstition and safeguarding individual liberties.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Anti-superstition, India, Legislation, Scientific temper, United Nations
Faculty: School of Law, Policing and Forensics > Law
Depositing User: Samantha SPENCE
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2024 16:25
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2024 16:25

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