50L prize for proof of Ghosts

Humanist Rationalist Association, Godhra, has offered a prize of Rs. 50 Lakhs to anyone who can prove that gosts exist.  According to Times of India.

This group of persons from Godhra has spent the Kali Chaudas night in a crematorium, carried out the funeral procession of a ghost and even cremated it. All this not for tantric or black magic rituals that many perform on the night, but to spread awareness that ghosts and black magic do not exist.

This year, the group has thrown a challenge to persons in Godhra by announcing a prize of Rs 50 lakh for anybody who proves that ghosts do exist. The group has also put up banners in this regard in various areas of the town.

This shows how rationalists are making themselves seen in India.

Read more: Do ghosts exist? Prove it and win Rs 50L! – The Times of India

Stoning of Women

Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani
We think that we have moved on from the stone ages and are more civilized these days.  I was very dissapointed when I heard that Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani execution could be imminent.  International Committee against Stoning in one of their articles states

According to news received by the International Committee against Stoning and International Committee against Execution on 1 November 2010, the authorities in Tehran have given the go ahead to Tabriz prison for the execution of Iran stoning case Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani. It has been reported that she is to be executed this Wednesday 3 November.

The whole article can be found here