Indian legislators consider black magic Bill

Concern at continued occult practices

India – Legislators in the Karnataka state capital, Bangalore, are set to consider a black magic Bill in an attempt to finally deal with such practices there.
Reports from the state assembly suggest that the Prevention of Superstitious Practices Bill has been drafted to outlaw occult rituals, and will seek the death penalty for anyone involved in human sacrifices. The Bill also proposes the establishment of the Karnataka Anti-Superstition Authority, which would oversee implementation of the law.
Black magic and witchcraft are still practised in areas of India, and have led to murders, both of victims of occult practices and suspected witches.