India is a land riddled with superstition. Be it the simple act of “touch wood” or people being exploited in the name of worship, superstition has a strong hold over the Indian community. Even if you do not truly believe in it, there are a very few who deem it necessary to speak against it.
As per the Constitution of India, it is the fundamental duty of every citizen “to develop the scientific temper, humanism and the spirit of inquiry and reform.” But these superstitions persist and are passed on in the name of tradition. Each of these beliefs is a sign of regress.