Topic: Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India.
2. Inhuman practices in the name of religion in the country are a cause of worry in the country, the recent step taken by the govt. of Karnataka; by adopting anti-superstition law is a step in the right direction. Discuss the underlying factors responsible for the prevalence of such practices and suggest solutions to address the same. (250 words)
Reference: Indian Express
Why this question:
A controversial anti-superstition law in Karnataka, the Karnataka Prevention and Eradication of Inhuman Evil Practices and Black Magic Act, 2017, has been formally notified by the government, Thus the context of the question.
Key demand of the question:
One has to emphasize on the fact that a law to prevent exploitation in the name of religion is necessary for a country so diverse in religions and cultures.
Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.
Structure of the answer:
Start by explaining what superstitions are.
Comment on the aspects of the prevailing culture about religious practices, superstitions etc. in the country.
Then move on to discuss the factors responsible for prevalence of such beliefs and existence of such rituals.
Discuss the importance of steps taken by the government of Karnataka.
Suggest more such solutions to cure the issue.
Conclude with way forward.