Bombay HC bans Propagation for Sales of Item claiming miraculous or Supernatural powers via Television Advertisement.

In an important ruling, the Bombay High Court (Aurangabad Bench) on Tuesday (05th January) held that the sale of items, claiming that they possess miraculous or supernatural powers via television advertisement is illegal.The bench of Justice Tanaji Nalawade and Justice Mukund Sewlikar has also held that the TV channel, telecasting such advertisement, would be liable under the provisions of the Maharashtra Prevention and Eradication of Human Sacrifice and other Inhuman, Evil and Aghori Practices and Black Magic Act, 2013.

The Bench has also directed the State to register crimes by giving reports against the persons, who are making such advertisement and who are selling such articles.The propagation for sale by advertisement of any article by giving it name as Yantra or otherwise, by attaching the name of any God to such article including the name of Lord Hanuman or any Baba with representation that these articles have special, miraculous and supernatural properties/qualities and making representation that these articles will help human being to become happy, to make progress in business, to make progress in profession, to make advancement in career, to make improvement in performance in education, to get recovery from any disease etc., is illegal and such propagation, advertisement falls under Section 3 of the Maharashtra Black Magic Act, 2013.

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