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Jul 22, 2019
The 'witches' of Jharkhand: From ignorance to land grabs, what fuels witchcraft in the mineral-rich stateThe lynching of four people in Gumla district in Jharkhand once again highlights the trend of 'witch hunts' in the state, which once held the record for the highest number of such cases.
Feb 19, 2019
In Jharkhand’s tribal areas, toothless laws against ‘witch hunting’ hand land mafias tool to target female landowners"The biggest reason for branding a woman a witch is land grabbing," said Sanjay Mishra, a social activist in Jharkhand who has worked closely with victims of witch hunting.
Feb 01, 2019
161 witch-hunting deaths in Assam in 18 years, 133 cases registered since 2001: Minister Pramila Rani Brahma to state AssemblyWitch-hunting is rampant across 17 districts of the state, with Kokrajhar leading the tally with 45 deaths, followed by Chirang with 24 deaths and Goalpara with 17 deaths
Aug 13, 2017
40-year-old widow branded witch, made to eat faeces, beaten to death by relatives in RajasthanA 40-year-old widow in Rajasthan's Ajmer district was allegedly made to eat faeces, tortured and beaten to death by her relatives, who accused her of being a witch, the police said on Sunday.
Jun 15, 2017
Video Volunteers: In Jharkhand women are targeted and branded witches whenever a calamity befalls the villageAccording to the National Crime Records Bureau, 2,097 murders were committed between 2000 and 2012, where the motive was “witch hunting”. People, mostly women, are targeted and branded witches whenever a calamity befalls the village – be it death, disease or drought. Witch doctors known as Ojhas, mostly men are called upon to undo the supposedly evil influences of a witch. Many a times, victims and survivors of witch hunting are also women suffering from mental illnesses.
Apr 23, 2017
Witch-hunting in Assam: A stringent law is the need of the hour to curb the practiceA legal deterrent is the need of the hour to rid Assam of witch-hunting, say activists like Birubala Raha
Apr 23, 2017
Amid the tea plantations of Jalpaiguri, West Bengal, what drives the hunt for 'witches'Professor Soma Chaudhuri has studied for over a decade the problem of witch-hunting in the tea plantation community of Jalpaiguri, West Bengal
May 17, 2016
Bengal woman lynched for being a 'witch'A 45-year-old woman was lynched in West Bengal's West Medinapore district after villagers accused her of witchcraft, following which seven people were arrested, police said on Tuesday.