Many villages in Khammam still in grip of superstitions

Many villages in Khammam still in grip of superstitions
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Prevalence of superstitions and blind belief in Khammam district among people is baffling the observers Superstitions are still haunting a section of people cutting across cultural and religious barriers Even the educated too are fall prey to them

Khammam: Prevalence of superstitions and blind belief in Khammam district among people is baffling the observers. Superstitions are still haunting a section of people cutting across cultural and religious barriers. Even the educated too are fall prey to them.

The villagers of Ramakrishnapuram under Chintakani mandal are gripped by panic after about 30 deaths occurred recently. The villagers came together and held a meeting to discuss the unusual happenings.

People feared that deaths could have occurred because of abrupt halt to the construction of Sri Ramalayam temple in the village and decided to complete the construction by collecting donations from the villagers.

People still believe that black cats brings bad luck and with number of houses at different places in the district being left uninhabited because of the ‘Vaasthu’ fault is a clear indication how the superstitions still exist.

Babu Gogineni’s Science for Society Association member, Ravi Maruthi said the superstitions continued to rule the lives of the people living in villages as such beliefs are closely linked to faith in the god.

Majority of the superstitious practices have no scientific basis. The educationists and government officials should ensure that the people are educated to develop scientific temper and rational thinking, he added.

District Vice-president of Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) Roshan Baig said that about 80 per cent of the population lives in villages and more than half of them are illiterates. A large section of our society believes in superstitions and therefore easily fall prey to conmen and godmen.

He appealed the youth to come forward for motivate the people not to believe in the superstitions and old beliefs as they are the biggest stumbling block to progress.

Kusumanchi Police police organised Kala Jatha against superstitions at Anuguthanda under Kakarvai village of Thirumalayapalem mandal on Thursday to educate people against superstititons.

Speaking on the occasion, Circle Inspector of Police Vasantha Rao said the programme was conducted on the orders of Police Commissioner Tafseer Iqbal. More such programmes would be conducted, he said.

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