» 08/22/2013, 00.00
Nepal, anti-witchcraft activists 'terrified' after murder of Narendra Dabholkar
The murder of the Indian, who fought against black magic, leads activists to fear for their safety. In Nepal fake witchcraft is widespread and targets mainly the elderly and widows. In August, five women forced to drink urine and ingest human feces.
Nepali widow burned alive, accused of witchcraft
Thegani Devi Yadav, 40, supported two children and in-laws with her work. The government provides compensation and punishes the culprits. A famous healer and magician, tied her and set her on fire with the help of some villagers. Human rights activists explain that "it is a very common practice" and the legacy of a society "dominated by Hinduism."
19/08/2016 11:13:00 INDIA
Doubts surround death of a Protestant pastor healer, accused of black magic
His center organized prayers and healings. Last February the manager was arrested , but the pastor had fled
Maharashtra government banning black magic
The step was taken after the murder of Narendra Dabholkar. The well-known activist who fought for years against fake magical practices and animal sacrifices was shot dead by unknown gunmen. Since 1995, the state was trying to adopt such a measure, always coming up against the opposition of radical Hindu groups.
21/03/2009 VATICAN - ANGOLA
Pope: let us remember Saint Paul, "woe to me if I do not preach the Gospel!"
In Angola, Benedict XVI meets with pastoral workers and reaffirms the "necessity" of mission, in a country where many "are living in fear of spirits, of malign and threatening powers. In their bewilderment they end up even condemning street children and the elderly as alleged sorcerers."
27/01/2016 13:06:00 INDIA
Indian women marching to temple to demand the “right to pray” stopped
Police in Maharashtra stopped a peaceful protest by about a thousand women demanding the right to enter the Hindu Shani Shingnapur temple. Because they are "impure" according to Hindu tradition, they cannot enter places of worship. Social media back women. In Kerala, a guru calls for a machine to detect women’s fertility.
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