Parliament: Beware of fortune-tellers!
Tajikistan is trying to put a ban on witchcraft and fortune-telling.
“Those indulging in sorcery and fortune-telling shall be fined between 30 and 40 times the minimum monthly wage (85 to 113 pounds),” says the text of a draft law backed by the lower chamber of the Tajik parliament on Wednesday and obtained by Reuters.
I really do not understand our parliament which passes strange laws one after another, as if there is nothing more important to be busy with. I think, this is another trick of authorities to draw away the attention of people from more important issues, such as electricity cut-offs, increase in food and oil prices, lack of gas etc.
RIA Novosti reports that there are about 5,000 people in Tajikistan registered in the Center of folk-medicine as healers however most of them are involved in sorcery and fortune-telling and make a lot of money.
This rule is going to be set within the framework of anti-poverty campaign. Then, why would authorities take away from some people their last source of income? It doesn’t make sense to me. As usual, this kind of laws are making life in this country even worse.