The 2010 Version Of Hexing Your Livestock

05.21.2010 · Posted in Witchcraft

A woman in India filed police complaints against her neighbors for calling her a witch and physically abusing her. The police didn’t take the complaints seriously, she said.

Accusation of witchcraft and subsequent physical mistreatment is common enough in Rajasthan that the state’s women’s commission drafted a bill that would impose penalties on the accusers if abuse and humiliation is involved, and jail sentences if the accused commits suicide.

In Nepal this week, a 35-year-old woman was killed by her neighbors because they accused her of practicing witchcraft and thereby making a woman ill.

And we though the clique-ish behavior on those “Real Housewives” programs was bad . . .

– Julie


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