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Hyderabad to host JVV national meet from Dec 24

Hyderabad to host JVV national meet from Dec 24
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The Jana Vignana Vedika (JVV) on Sunday demanded that the Telangana and Andhra Pradesh governments enact special laws on the lines of Anti Superstition Act enacted by Maharashtra Assembly last year.

Hyderabad: The Jana Vignana Vedika (JVV) on Sunday demanded that the Telangana and Andhra Pradesh governments enact special laws on the lines of Anti Superstition Act enacted by Maharashtra Assembly last year.

The demand assumes significance as the rationalist organisation, which promotes scientific education and rational thinking among people, is holding its first ever national convention in the city on December 24 and 25. The JVV, which was established in 1988, has spread its presence into six states.

The Maharashtra government had passed the Anti-Superstition Act after a well-known rationalist Narendra Dabholkar was killed in a brutal attack. Now, the JVV is demanding a similar law to be enacted by various State governments.

The convention will be held at the Telugu University auditorium and Justice B Chandrakumar of Hyderabad High Court will be the chief guest. A public meeting will be held on the following day at the Indira Priyadarshini Auditorium, Public Gardens, which will commence at 9.00 am. Andhra Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister KE Krishnamurthi and Telangana Panchayat Raj Minister K Taraka Rama Rao will attend the meeting. JVV national convener VV Rao demonstrated tricks played by godmen to attract gullible people at the press briefing in the city on Sunday. He demonstrated how a damaged intestine was removed from the stomach of a patient without surgery. He also showed how self-claimed ‘Babas’ produce 'Siva Lingam' from thin air and 'Atma Lingam' from their stomachs. The JVV activists will perform acts such as walking on burning coals, pulling a car with hooks attached to their back, swallowing burning camphor, lying on a bed of nails etc. during the convention.

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