More than 2500 Women Branded As Witches and Killed In India in 15 Years

 

In the last 15 years, more than 2500 Indian women have been killed in the name of witchcraft.  670 of these women were murdered between 2004 and 2005.  In 2005, I witnessed the persecution of Budhaniya Majhi in a village in Angara Block, on the suburbs of Ranchi.  Budhaniya Majhi was extremely fragile. Her face was bruised and bloated from beatings; she had been dragged naked through the village the previous evening. Welt marks showed where the sticks had fallen mercilessly on her slender frame.  Read the report here.

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