We all very much familiar with an advertisement in the public interest, broadcasted before playing a film, requesting audience quit smoking cigarettes that causes cancer.
But to our surprise here is new finding by honorable health minister of Assam State. He says sins cause cancer. Yes, you heard it correct. Let’s have a look on this story.
Hindustan Times quoted that, while addressing a group of newly appointed teachers, the Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, said
It is a sin to shirk responsibilities. No one can go unpunished in God’s court if a member of his or her family does some injustice. Some people suffer from cancer, some die in accidents. This is all because of sins.
He delivered this statement, referring to a section of state government teachers notorious for bunking classes.
Speaking about Sarma’s statement, All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) spokes person Aminul Islam said that
Sarma introduced anti-tobacco laws a few years ago primarily to combat cancer. His philosophical interpretation now will hurt cancer patients more than anyone else
Sarma’s “Karmic Views” are drawing huge criticism. Many leaders from opposition have started denouncing him.
The assam health minister, Himanta Biswa Sarma who was with congress, had switched loyalties ahead of the assembly elections that the BJP won last year.
HT writes that, the minister stood by his views and said
I have nothing to say if anyone compares science with philosophical views. Karma is the basis of Hindu philosophy, and I cannot change this. As a Hindu, I will adhere to it. My father must have committed sin too, because he died of cancer.
So guys, stop committing sins, else you would die of cancer as said by the minister sir.