Left to fight superstitions

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 6, 2013 - 14:06

Agartala: Tripura`s ruling CPI-M will launch a campaign against superstitions among tribals that often lead to killings, a senior minister said on Wednesday.

The Tripura Rajya Upajati Ganamukti Parishad, the tribal wing of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M), will finalise the campaign at a meeting beginning November 09, Industries Minister Jitendra Chowdhury said.

Many people, mostly women, are killed every year in Tripura and some other north-eastern states after being accused of indulging in sorcery and witchcraft. This happens mostly in tribal dominated areas.
According to the census, tribals constitute 31.8 percent of Tripura`s 37 lakh people.

IANS

First Published: Wednesday, November 6, 2013 - 14:06

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