Yesterday I met a woman labelled as a dayan – a witch – in the village of Balbat in Araria. The village was so remote that people bought petrol in little rum bottles for the scooties and motorcycles that farmers now use. The pump was far away.
One of the most sensitive journalists of this area, Parvez Bhai from Prabhat Khabar, had told me about a witchcraft case there. Parvez bhai is known for reporting on socially relevant issues.[Read full article]