President Ram Nath Kovind has approved the Assam Witch Hunting (Prohibition, Prevention and Protection) Bill, 2015, converting it to an Act, almost three years after it was passed by the state Assembly.
The Act, aimed at eliminating the superstition from the society, imposes a punishment of up to seven years and a fine of up to Rs. 5 lakh. Branding people, mostly women, as witches and killing them is an old practice in Assam.
Source- NDTV News
Static/Current Takeaways Important for SBI PO/Clerk Exam 2018-
- Assam CM- Sarbanand Sonowal, Governor- Jagdish Mukhi.