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Crimes against Northeast women: Is the state concerned enough?

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  Alana Golmei The brutal gang rape of India’s daughter on the night of 16th December, 2012, has awakened the whole nation from its deep slumber just like the fairy’s spell that was broken when the Prince finally arrived. As the tale goes, when the fairy cast a spell, everyone that lived in the castle …

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Killings in the name of witchcraft

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Karthik Navayan [A February, 2010 article in Oneworld South Asia gives us an idea about the scale of the problem of ‘witch-hunting’ in rural India: ‘Statistics on witch-hunting crimes compiled by the National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB) are a cause of concern. The NCRB reported that in 2007, 177 cases of witchcraft-related murders were reported …