Left to fight superstitions

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

IANS| Last Updated: Nov 06, 2013, 14:06 PM IST

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.