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Assam Assembly Passes Historic Legislation to Ban Non-Scientific Healing Practices

  • Assam

In a landmark move, the Assam assembly passed the Assam Healing (Prevention of Evil) Practices Bill, 2024 on the final day of the budget session. This legislation aims to outlaw non-scientific healing practices in the state, targeting those with hidden motives. The bill seeks to raise awareness about science-based health information, protecting the public from malicious practices exploiting ignorance and ill-health. The law prohibits individuals from engaging in any form of healing practices making false claims about treating diseases. Offences under the bill are cognizable and non-bailable, with penalties ranging from imprisonment and fines for those convicted of misleading therapeutic techniques. This significant step underscores the commitment to public health and eradication of deceptive practices in the healing sector.

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