This is why I do not take the claims of Degrees in Alternative Medicine from “Universities” in India seriously. Particularly mail order degrees.
India: Astrology, the study of interplanetary alignments as the explanation for everything, is a credible science, an Indian court has ruled.
By Dean Nelson, New Delhi
3:57PM GMT 04 Feb 2011
The judgment will be met with relief in India, where engagements are decided, wedding and election dates are chosen on the basis of detailed charts drawn up by revered astrologers. A day deemed “auspicious” by an astrologer can lead to thousands of weddings and traffic gridlock.
For years it has been dismissed by the world’s scientists, but according to the Bombay High Court astrologers are officially their colleagues.
The ruling was made in a case brought by a campaign group, Janhit Manch, which sought a ruling against practitioners of “tantric” black magic and “fake” astrologers. Their “work” should be prohibited by India’s Drugs and Medical Remedies Act (Objectionable Advertisements) Act, 1954 which bans false claims in advertisements.