Accusing someone of witchcraft is now a crime in India

Two thousand people accused of sorcery - most of them women - have been killed in rural India since the year 2000.

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    The government of Assam in northeast India has passed a law making it a crime to accuse someone of being a witch.

    Mob murders of so-called "witches" are common across rural parts of the country.

     

    Al Jazeera's Andrew Thomas reports.


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