Note: This bill is drafted very smartly, so that common man does not understand the hidden motive of the law. So please do refer analysis by experts.
The has been revised more than 20 times since 2005 due to hidden motives exposed by HJS and devout MLAs of Shivsena and BJP.
L.A. BILL No.LXXXIX OF 2005
A BILL To bring social awakening and awareness in the society and to create a healthy and safe social environment with a view to
protect the common people in the society against the evil and sinister practices and customs thriving, on ignorance, and to combat and eradicate the evil, sinister and aghori practices born out of beliefs propagated in the name of some so called divine or supernatural or magical powers or evil spirits
commonly known as Black magic by quacks and conmen with sinister motive of exploiting and harming mentally physically and financially the common people in the society and thereby destroying the very social fibre of the society; and for matters connected therewith and incidental thereto.
WHEREAS alarming number of incidences of causing mental, physical and financial harm to and exploitation of, the common people in the society because of evil, sinister aghori practices and practice of Black magic and evil spirits, at the hands of quacks and conmen, continuously have come to light;
AND WHEREAS under the circumstances it has become absolutely necessary for the Government to take appropriate and legal measures to effectively contain such evil effects and spread of these harmful practices, usages and customs and belief in Black Magic and such other evil and aghori practices and to save the common people from falling pray to the sinister designs of the black magic fans quacks and conmen, whose false claims of possessing magical or miraculous remedies or powers and anti-social and harmful activities are threatening to damage the way social fibre and the beliefs of the common people in the authentic and scientific medical remedies and cures and are driving them, an account of blind beliefs and ignorance, to the take recourse of such quacks, conmen and Black Magicians it is hereby entered in the Fifty-sixth year of the Republic of India as follows-
Sections of Act
1. 1]This Act may be called the Maharashtra Eradication of Black magic and Evil and Aghori Practices Act 2005
2.It extends to the whole of the State of Maharashtra
3. It shall come into force on such date as the State Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint
2. (1) In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires a] “Code” means the Code of Criminal procedure, 1973
b] …. of Black Magic and evil and aghori practices means the commission of the acts mentioned or described in the Schedule appended to this Act by any person himself or caused to be committed through or by instigating any other persons.
c] “prescribed” means prescribed by rules made under this Act;
d] ‘propagate” means issuance or publication of an advertisement, literature, article or book relating to or about Black Magic and evil and aghori practices and includes any form of direct or indirect help, abetment, participation or co-operation with regard to practice of Black magic and civil and aghori practices;
e] ‘rules” means the rules made under this Act.
(2) Words and expressions used but not defined herein, shall have respective meanings as assigned to them in the Drugs and Magic Remedies (Objectionable Advertisements) Act, 1954 and the Code.