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The ‘Science and Rationalists Association of India’ popularly known as ‘Juktibadi Samiti’ is working for eradication of superstition and racism for past many years. They have quite a few publications- books, magazines those are in high demand.

Since a few month Bankura District branch of this association noticed an advertisement of an astrologer named Sri Vrigu (Adwitiya) in Bankura railway station area in which he claims to solve all types of problem by astrology.

As everyone knows profession tax is must on the practice of lawful Profession, Trades, Callings and Employment mentioned in any of the schedule appended to the West Bengal State Tax on Profession, Trades, Callings &Employment Act-1979. But it was observed that, Astrology has no legal sanction under any law. Even propagation of such practice is forbidden under the Drug and Magic Remedies (Objectionable Advertisement) Act-1954 and the Drugs and Cosmetics Act-1940. Then how an illegal profession is advertised by Railway Department in a Government place? – asked our District branch Sri Tarun Rakshit. As a secretary of central committee I already submit a complain letter to the station manager of the Bankura Railway station and to the Divisional Railway Manager of Adra Railway Division on date 15 December ’2009.It also, we discussed several time with the station manger regarding this issue but the rail department ignored.

As one popular monthly magazine ‘Bankura Juktibadi’ is regularly published by the organization where we focused the problems and works on anti-superstition activities. In last two months we covered this story. Then the people of Bankura are questioning how a government department can promote all this bogus and frauds. Is there any lack of money as the railway board is earning from the illegal way?

What thinks my readers?

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Is there any way to go above the manager of the Bankura Railway station? Does he have a manager/boss that one can appeal to?

I find it interesting that the manager allowed this ad, when it is clearly against the law.

If you want a tag to show more than one word, they must be placed in quotations marks, like so, with commas in between each word or phrase: "Rationalism Association of India", "biplab das", rationalist, science
thanx sir.


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