Indian courts 'rule astrology is a science'

Witchcraft Act of 1735 AFAIK is repealed

The witchcraft act had a minor problem

It banned all claims to be able to summon spirits, tell fortunes _AND_ PREDICT THE WEATHER.

I definitely recall someone remembering that one after the Met Office hurricane incident in 1987 and filing a lawsuit. Not sure if the act got nuked in court or there was a parliamentary intervention. In any case, I remember my mom (who is a career met elsewhere in EU) and her colleagues giggling about that one for may years after that.


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