Indian Superstitions Like Hook Swinging Are Being Banned

Dec 01, 2017

Superstition ain't the way.The Indian state of Karnataka is banning superstitious practices. These demeaning and harmful rituals are mostly performed by women and lower castes. For instance, one ritual "Made Snana," involves low caste devotees rolling in food left over by upper caste members. Other rituals, such as hook swinging and face piercing, are more violent and disturbing. In one ritual, people are coerced to firewalk. Perhaps some traditional rituals should be left behind.