In an appalling incident reported in the Kalaburagi district of Karnataka on Thursday morning, 6 children with deformities were buried neck deep in the compost pits. The sources said that they were buried in the pits for the full duration of the solar eclipse. It is a decade long process now. It was done because of a belief that doing so will help them curing their deformities. Unfortunately, we are seeing these kind of acts in 21st century too. In an era when the world is getting all advance, people are still into such superstitious activities. We can’t even imagine how much pain and discomfort they all have suffered during this process.
As said, the motive behind all this belief is healing, then it clearly states more need for advocacy for mental health care facilities.