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India’s witch hunts [program]

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For many, witch trials may seem like a relic of early colonial America. But in fact witch-hunting is still a feature of rural life today in many some of the world.

One place where it’s prevalent is India. On average, an Indian woman is killed every other day after being accused of witchcraft, according to government statistics. Many are tortured or publicly-humiliated before being burned, stabbed or beaten to death.

On this edition of Global Journalist, a look at the practice of witch-hunts in India, and why the phenomenon isn’t merely an outgrowth of superstition.

https://globaljournalist.org/2018/05/indias-witch-hunts-program/

 

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Another article on this..

Women's panel glare on witch-hunt

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Ranchi: State commission for women chairperson Kalyani Sharan on Friday visited Sukrudih in Namkum, 35km from the city, where a farmer and his wife were killed and buried earlier this month in a suspected case of witch-hunting.

Police had exhumed the bodies of Lohar Singh Munda (50) and Keyari Devi (45) on Thursday and sent them for post-mortem after the couple's sons reported the murders.

https://www.telegraphindia.com/states/jharkhand/women-s-panel-glare-on-witch-hunt-229763

 

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It's so sad when people hang on to primitive beliefs and start accusing others of witchcraft. This practice can still be found in the US and Europe also.

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/why-do-witch-hunts-still-happen-180957106/

https://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/05/opinion/the-persecution-of-witches-21st-century-style.html

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Opus Magnus
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On 5/11/2018 at 1:09 PM, rashore said:

Yeah, one of the main tools against accused witches in some countries is the heavy use of anti-psychotics which are the new witches hammer, the maleus maleficarium.

I was just reading some translations of the stories of King Arthur and Camelot. When Sir Knight Pelias was in some lady's kingdom and had offended her with something, she had her servent give him a drink with  a sleeping poison put in. Then his head gets heavy as lead and he falls asleep, which is quite similar to these drugs. Breaking the hippocratic oath in a few ways, 1: practicing medical nihilism (if it can't be cured then don't be a nihilist with medicine.) 2: Never give any kind of poison to your patients.

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GlitterRose
On 5/11/2018 at 1:39 PM, susieice said:

It's so sad when people hang on to primitive beliefs and start accusing others of witchcraft. This practice can still be found in the US and Europe also.

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/why-do-witch-hunts-still-happen-180957106/

https://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/05/opinion/the-persecution-of-witches-21st-century-style.html

Sometimes churches here are going over to places that are more superstitious and stoking fears. 

It leads to this kind of thing.

Pentecostals in the US have even hosted Helen Ukpabio.

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aztek

where are women's right activists when you need them?  oh there is no money in it, no one to sue for millions

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