Act of unreason

Print edition : September 20, 2013

Narendra Dabholkar was instrumental in drafting the anti-black magic Bill. Photo: AP

At a Hindu mass wedding, brides pouring rice over the heads of grooms. Photo: NOAH SEELAM/AFP

A devotee walks on burning coal during the Shiva Ganjana festival in Agartala. Dabholkar debunked such practices. Photo: PTI

The rationalist Narendra Dabholkar is killed in Pune and the Maharashtra government pays its tribute to him with an ordinance against black magic and superstitious practices.
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