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
    https://antisuperstition.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=89&Itemid=87
    https://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012-10-16/pune/34497951_1_ganesh-immersion-pavana-river-oxygen
    https://www.indianexpress.com/news/post-ganesh-festival-pollution-level-in-rivers-has-risen-mpcb/689368/
    https://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/belief/2010/sep/22/ganesh-chaturthi-indias-toxic-festival
    https://www.eco-web.com/edi/110408.html
  • https://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
    https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/eliminate-haj-subsidy-in-10-years-court/article3396806.ece
  • Consume Intoxicants
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhang
  • Murder Children to appease Gods
    https://digitaljournal.com/article/317075
  • Encroach Public Places to setup places of worship
    https://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2003-05-25/mumbai/27287445_1_illegal-temple-illegal-structures-marine-drive
    https://articles.latimes.com/2011/jan/24/world/la-fg-india-religion-20110124
    https://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
    https://www.mid-day.com/news/2012/sep/090912-Mount-Mary-fair-Fire-exits-or-death-traps.htm

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