India: Headmen Warned on Witch-Hunts

2nd December: The Majuli sub-divisional administration has decided to take to task gaon burhas (village headmen) who do not immediately inform it of any illegal activity conducted by an individual or group on innocent villagers in the name of witchcraft. The move comes in the wake of two incidents of witch-hunting on the island in the past month where innocent villagers were branded witches and “purification ceremonies” conducted. Read more here.

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