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Hunting for witches in northeast India

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Burning of three witches (1585) by Johann Jakob Wick.
Burning of three witches (1585) by Johann Jakob Wick.

In rural India, witch hunts remain a deadly reality : over 2000 people have been killed in the last fifteen years, most of them women. But in some villages, survivors are now fighting back, by challenging local superstition. Jack Fereday brings us this report from the state of Jharkhand, in northeast India.

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