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Ekta Kapoor and Vishal Bharadwaj: The pimps of brahminical patriarchy

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  Arvind Shesh Into the darkness of superstitions:    • In May 2012, the government, in response to a question asked in the Lok Sabha, clarified that in the period 2008-2010, 528 women were murdered on the suspicion of being witches (daayans). Cases of beating and torture are not included in this. • In July 2012, …

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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 …