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5 women accused of being witches beaten to death in India

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posted on Aug, 9 2015 @ 08:21 AM
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kind of unreal in 2015

www.huffingtonpost.com...



Dozens of villagers in eastern India beat to death five women Saturday, accusing them of practicing witchcraft and blaming them for a series of misfortunes in the village, police said. Residents of Kinjia village in Jharkhand state dragged the women out of their homes and beat them with sticks and iron rods, said Arun Kumar Singh, a deputy inspector-general of police in Ranchi, Jharkhand's capital. The attackers blamed the women for several accidents and misfortunes suffered by villagers, including the death of an infant in Kinjia earlier in the week, Singh said.


i didnt know that 'witch hunting' was still going on



Superstitious beliefs persist in many parts of India and have been behind similar attacks on women in Jharkhand. From 2000 to 2012, around 2,100 people, mostly women, were killed in India on suspicion of practicing witchcraft, according to the National Crime Records Bureau.




posted on Aug, 9 2015 @ 08:23 AM
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Must have been those evil Christians ... except it wasn't.



posted on Aug, 9 2015 @ 08:25 AM
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a reply to: Mugly

*Sighs* its a reminder that there are others that still live in the Medieval Ages in 2015.
edit on 9-8-2015 by starwarsisreal because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 9 2015 @ 08:26 AM
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You know, most if not all of us on ATS live in developed countries that have certain rules we have to endure to live there. Other countries have these rules as well but are totally different to ours.
Being beaten to death because they think you're a witch is something some countries still do. They live by different standards to us. To us it's shocking and barbaric but to them it's just what they do and they don't see anything wrong with it.

It is a terrible practice though.



posted on Aug, 9 2015 @ 08:34 AM
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a reply to: ketsuko

Well once upon a time it was christians doing this.
Barbaric then barbaric now.



posted on Aug, 9 2015 @ 08:34 AM
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originally posted by: rhynouk
You know, most if not all of us on ATS live in developed countries that have certain rules we have to endure to live there. Other countries have these rules as well but are totally different to ours.
Being beaten to death because they think you're a witch is something some countries still do. They live by different standards to us. To us it's shocking and barbaric but to them it's just what they do and they don't see anything wrong with it.

It is a terrible practice though.


yeah, sure.

why does the article say this then?



Police have arrested around 50 people involved in the attack, Singh said. A large number of police officers have been deployed in the village to prevent any outbreak of violence. Jharkhand's top elected official, Chief Minister Raghubar Das, condemned the incident. "In the age of knowledge, this incident is sorrowful. Society should ponder over it," he said in a statement



posted on Aug, 9 2015 @ 08:36 AM
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originally posted by: boymonkey74
a reply to: ketsuko

Well once upon a time it was christians doing this.
Barbaric then barbaric now.


i agree.
still man
the salem trials were like 400 years ago. there were witch trials before that too.
barbaric then? of course

barbaric in 2015? that word does not even begin to cover it



posted on Aug, 9 2015 @ 08:36 AM
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originally posted by: boymonkey74
a reply to: ketsuko

Well once upon a time it was christians doing this.
Barbaric then barbaric now.


Heh, I knew someone would bite. Yes, we are still barbaric Christians.


You sound like Obama. We have to remember the Crusades ...



posted on Aug, 9 2015 @ 08:38 AM
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awesome.
only a few posts in on the first page and its already turned to christians and obama



posted on Aug, 9 2015 @ 08:40 AM
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originally posted by: ketsuko
Must have been those evil Christians ... except it wasn't.

Must have been those evil Muslims ... except it wasn't.

...you playing the victimised Christian card again?



posted on Aug, 9 2015 @ 08:40 AM
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a reply to: ketsuko

I said once upon a timw not now.
Christianity once burnt witches also that was the point I was making.
Your religion is not innocent in these matters.
Education will destroy superstition.
The answer for much of the crap we see today is education.



posted on Aug, 9 2015 @ 08:40 AM
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a reply to: Mugly

It was inevitable. Look they hack people apart in Africa for their own native witchcraft all the time. If you are unlucky enough to be born albino in Africa, you are in danger. You might be kidnaped and chopped up for an AIDS cure.



posted on Aug, 9 2015 @ 08:42 AM
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originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: Mugly

It was inevitable.
No it wasn't, you brought the Christian and Obama lines into the thread, nobody else.



posted on Aug, 9 2015 @ 08:43 AM
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How horrible. I feel so sorry for women especially in many of the third world countries, their treatment is beyond the pale.

And no matter "how awful" some folks think this country is, we have it good!

Yes I'm happy, call me a big sap, it won't ruin my day.



posted on Aug, 9 2015 @ 08:43 AM
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a reply to: ketsuko

Oh and just to point out christians in kenya have done the same in the past few years also.



posted on Aug, 9 2015 @ 08:45 AM
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a reply to: Hidinout

Totally agree, there are some undeveloped savages in the world that is for sure.



posted on Aug, 9 2015 @ 08:46 AM
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a reply to: boymonkey74

That's Christian/Muslim violence with tribal history thrown in.

I'd wager it's similar to what you see going on with the Buddhist/Muslim violence in parts of SE Asia.



posted on Aug, 9 2015 @ 08:47 AM
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originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: Mugly

It was inevitable.



so you just decided to get it out of the way?



posted on Aug, 9 2015 @ 08:52 AM
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a reply to: Mugly

I know, tiresome isn't it.
This thread isn't even about belief in religion, it is about belief in witchcraft and barbaric attacks on women by savages.



posted on Aug, 9 2015 @ 08:52 AM
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originally posted by: boymonkey74
a reply to: ketsuko

Well once upon a time it was christians doing this.
Barbaric then barbaric now.

African Christians still stone and burn witches. In all fairness though, the mindset that causes people to do this has been around for millennia. Especially in impoverished areas. It's certainly not the exclusive domain of Christians. Though it does seem to be part and parcel of religion and superstition. What century are we living in again?







 
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