ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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BIHAR-Landlord s Witch-Hunt

Landlord's Witch-Hunt Umesh Sinha ON March 28, in an obscure village, Jhakhad in Lakhisarai sub-division of Munger district four Harijan women were declared witches by an ojha twitch doctor). Their heads were shaven. They were stripped. Their faces were painted black and dotted with lime. The women of the village protested against the proceedings, but were shouted down. The 'witches' were then forced to go around the village. A frenetic mob, led by the landlord of the village, chased them and beat them brutally. They were stoned, too.

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