Thursday, 22 August 2013

Anti-superstition law has not been passed as today's newspapers say

Veteran journalist Mahesh Vijapurkar has pointed out  that:

Maharashtra Government have only cleared, in their cabinet meeting on Wednesday, the ordinance on the anti-superstition law. It now needs to go to the Governor for his approval and then gazetting when he does. 

It is generally a procedure where the governor normally consents. But newspapers cannot, as they have, in their headlines and text say the ordinance has been passed. It is 'promulgated' later.

You may find this error in many newspapers on Thursday as well as headlines and verbiage of the news anchors on Wednesday night.

Shows utter lack of understanding of how government conduct their business. 

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