In the name of religion…..

This article highlights the things that are done in the name of religion, in India, which would otherwise not be possible to do if the religious excuse was not present.

  • Litter public places
    Throw Coconuts, Lime and Chilly, and other Black Magic devices on pavements, at pedestrian crossings and on the road.
  • Pollute Water and Air
    http://antisuperstition.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=89&Itemid=87
    http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012-10-16/pune/34497951_1_ganesh-immersion-pavana-river-oxygen
    http://www.indianexpress.com/news/post-ganesh-festival-pollution-level-in-rivers-has-risen-mpcb/689368/
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/belief/2010/sep/22/ganesh-chaturthi-indias-toxic-festival
    http://www.eco-web.com/edi/110408.html
  • http://www.rediff.com/news/2003/nov/11inter.htm
  • Wastage of food
    Coconuts, eggs, cooked food, fruits, vegetables are all either thrown into the sea or into water bodies or just wasted to appease spiritual beings.
  • Noise Pollution
  • Go on a religious pilgrimage subsidized by tax-payers of the country
    http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/eliminate-haj-subsidy-in-10-years-court/article3396806.ece
  • Consume Intoxicants
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhang
  • Murder Children to appease Gods
    http://digitaljournal.com/article/317075
  • Encroach Public Places to setup places of worship
    http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2003-05-25/mumbai/27287445_1_illegal-temple-illegal-structures-marine-drive
    http://articles.latimes.com/2011/jan/24/world/la-fg-india-religion-20110124
    http://www.rediff.com/news/2003/nov/11inter.htm
  • Cause public nuisance
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mount-Mary-Fair-Bandra-not-fair-to-Citizens/472002186152986?id=472002186152986&sk=info
  • Flout Fire Safety Norms
    http://www.mid-day.com/news/2012/sep/090912-Mount-Mary-fair-Fire-exits-or-death-traps.htm

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