Magazine: Meet the Indian women hunted as witches

Read more at: Al Jazeera

For 40-year-old Bahura Bai it began as these things often do in the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh. First, a village girl she had affectionately caressed in the marketplace fell sick. Then, a year later, her brother-in-law developed an ailment. That was all it took for some local shamans and village leaders to brand Bai a witch. The threats and abuse from her family and community began instantly.
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