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Act to tackle witch hunting need of the hour: Meet

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  18 March 2015 12:00 AM GMT

By our Staff Reporter

Guwahati, March 17: “The Government of Assam is going to draft a Bill to tackle witch hunting in the state as the rate such crimes is increasing every other day. It is a must to formulate the bill so as to ect a law as soon as possible to fight the mece,” said Akhil Chandra Baruah, who presided over a meeting held today in a village under Lekhapani police station in Tinsukia.

The officer in-charge of Lekhapani police station, Sanjib Saikia, who was also present at the meeting, requested the local people to come forward against such evils.

Two incidents of witch hunting in a week – one in Kamrup and the other in Tinsukia – denote that the practice is still going on in most of the areas of the state.

Saikia promised the family members of the victims that the police would find out the culprits and punish them.

“It is very important that awareness on social evils should be brought among the rural populace through various media and literary development. Otherwise the problem cannot be solved only with a law,” Saikia said.

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