Monday, October 19, 2009

Over And Over And Over And Over Again

It's odd, isn't it, how it's so seldom that men need to be paraded naked around a field?

Five women, including three widows, were forcibly brought to a field Sunday in Patharghatia village in Deoghar, about 350 km from state capital Ranchi. They were stripped and paraded naked and two of them were forced to eat excreta, police said.

"Sushila Kumahrin, Sagiran Beebi, Hafijan Beebi, Sujan Beebi and Gulnar Beebi were tortured to accept that they were witches and practise black magic. The incident took place at the instruction of a witch doctor. The witch doctor said that these women were practising black magic and were causing problems in the village," a police officer said.

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In Jharkhand, women are subjected to different forms of torture after being branded witches. There are instances when women have been paraded naked, forced to eat human excreta and even killed.

According to official data, more than 700 people, majority of them women, were killed after being branded witches. The witch doctors manage to escape as people fear black magic if they are named.
Yet they don't fear stripping and torturing women accused of practising black magic. That's odd, isn't it? It's almost as if there were some other explanation for what's going on.

Picture found here.


Apuleius Platonicus said...

It is odd, isn't it? I mean if I really thought that someone could make me drop dead with just a glance the last thing I would do is, well, anything that might get me on their bad side!

Teacats said...

Exactly. Precisely. Bingo.

Again -- another example where well-off groups from that similar country/religion/faith/idea -- but residing in other parts of the world -- should protest against such acts.


Jan at Rosemary Cottage

Rhode Island Rules said...

Men don't need to be paraded around naked, they do it willingly. Just ask them to drop their pants...