BARPETA, Oct 28 � At a time when sporadic incidents of witch hunting are pouring in from different corners of the State, a national seminar on this subject was held at Barpeta Law College here on Sunday.
The seminar was inaugurated by the president of the Barpeta Law College managing committee, Arjun Chandra Das, while the participants and dignitaries were welcomed by Dr PC Das, Principal of the college.
The first session of the seminar, conducted by Dr JN Sarma, was attended by RB Gohain, Dean of Gauhati University as the resource person. Dr Gunindra Nath Das, Principal of Barpeta Girls� College, conducted the second session where Dr Ranjit Das, Associate Professor of Boroland University, was the resource person.
A number of research papers were presented in the seminar with the scholars opining that in these days of science and technological development, killing of people in the name of witches, guided by superstitious beliefs is very shameful. They also expressed the view that there is an urgent need to awaken the people against superstitions. They suggested that the Government should take adequate preventive measures so that no untoward incident can take place in future in the name of witches.
Dr PC Das chaired the valedictory function of the seminar where Mrigen Das and Abdul Mannan worked as coordinator and assistant coordinator respectively.