Why Witchcraft is Still Getting Women Killed

Almost 200 people, mostly women, have been murdered in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, accused of witchcraft and sorcery. Witch-hunting is a prevalent practice in Assam and neighbouring states among many indigenous communities.
To try and decode the complex reasons behind why some people become scapegoats in land disputes, crop failures or even ostracised for their own religious practices, we meet women who were branded as witches and local activists who are trying to rehabilitate them.
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  • The Bible says that those who practice witchcraft will surely be put to death, its been like that for thousands of years, God's word never changes

    Simon JackSimon Jack4 timmar sedan
  • People should realize that witchcraft is superstitious delusional nonsense invented by ignorant prehistoric people who didn't know where the sun sets at night.

    camille vazcamille vaz7 timmar sedan
  • No offense bro but none of these ppl look indian they all look chinese 😅

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  • White people here won't get what's going on. They think witches like Sabrina the teenage witch is something that's celebrated. Its a big thing this whole magic/witch thing and it's disgusting.

    Syeed HussainSyeed HussainDag sedan
  • People simply just don’t accuse innocent people of witchcraft. People still practices witchcraft in rural areas of Assam resulting in death of many. I have seen it with my own eyes.

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  • The Real witches are in the Government ever heard of Modi 🐄💩

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  • Yes witch exit.

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  • I bet you from just watching that intro everybody watching this video is cursed😭😭

    Saqwala LeeSaqwala LeeDag sedan
  • I wonder how many excuses they have in india just to “destroy” women’s lives. Never knew this was still a thing in modern era but than again indians change my mind.

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  • ...this is why some societies need to go on the ash heap of history...

    LazurkriLazurkriDag sedan
  • Indian number 1!

    Jane HoeJane HoeDag sedan
  • "Music - foreign" I was like wtf? She's is just bangning her head to a fucking bell. Muh culture

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  • What does she say at 2:28?

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  • How did they fit kangaroos in a Court? Sounds supernatural to me.

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  • Hopefully covid takes care of them all.

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  • haven't seen the video yet but I know what witches are cappable of: death, so I'm not surprised someone in the world is actually practicing self-defence. it does not surprises me either, given the days we live, that the video may be somehow putting a good image on witches

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  • The title should be why white supremacy and men are killing women with power

    Shania BazelaisShania Bazelais2 dagar sedan
  • Hell hath no fury then a woman scorned

    Aleksander BlinnAleksander Blinn2 dagar sedan
  • Hmmm I see....so what your saying is we here in the west need to step our game up...alright ordering my flamethrower and moving to Portland.

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  • India 2020 superpower

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  • I am from Assam and heard stories of dainis(witches) a lot from rural villagers. Once a guy tried to reincarnate a corpse. It went as expected, the corpse remained dead. A lot of people suffer from mental disorders and people think they're possessed and do these exorcisms. This only happens in really rural areas and most of Assam is developed and witch hunting and killing has been declining fortunately.

    Paul RajkhowaPaul Rajkhowa2 dagar sedan
  • What a backwards country

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  • No one wanted to go and report this. We got to read the subtitles to see whats cracking lacking lol

    AraphelAraphel2 dagar sedan
  • witches are still being killed in other cultures, women are still being accused of witchcraft and being killed, not witchcraft is getting women killed.

    Sunny FlowerSunny Flower2 dagar sedan
  • „modern country“

    Erik BaErik Ba2 dagar sedan
  • Stupid fuk people full in this world

    Nelson SharmaNelson Sharma2 dagar sedan
  • I stay in South Africa and the same thing happens. It's barbaric. Most of the time women labelled as witches are burnt alive with tires around their necks. These women aren't evil but what happens to them is.

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  • When I read the title thought this was talking about today's trend of "Goth Witchcraft" or something like that among western teenagers and was like "Whaaaaat", never could be more wrong

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  • The problem is not believing in the mind‘s ability to heal or harm others itself. It is going to an extreme where every single negative effect is thought to come from black magic or evil spirits and thinking spiritual methods are the only way of treatment. Such a belief is superstition - not only from a modern, western, scientific point of view but also from a purely traditional spiritual one. This kind of superstition and the western materialist superstition that mind is nothing more than the flow of electricity in the brain are two opposite extremes that any reasonable person should avoid. If you believe someone is doing black magic, just treat the problem with purely spiritual methods like the shaman in the video did, and avoid any physical actions, then all sides will be satisfied.

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  • Beans⁶

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  • Their prayers are so to the bone with movements and incense. I want to start a WitchHunter Hunter practice.

    Godsbroken MutantGodsbroken Mutant2 dagar sedan
  • mind of 3rd world! all magic is bs no proof

    Ed HarrisEd Harris2 dagar sedan
  • So sad. I'm glad there are people watching out for these women and trying to turn things around. In the West we also have "witches" selling all sorts of diets, fads, rituals, and other sorts of pseudo scientific healing nonsense.

    Danish MemanDanish Meman2 dagar sedan
  • The double standards & sexism here are glaringly obvious. A woman uses herbs & she’s a witch to torture & kill, but a man calls himself a healer & is celebrated bc he puts a net, bones & skull on someone who may have legitimate medical or psychological issues

    Jen SmilesJen Smiles3 dagar sedan
  • What the hell is kangaroo court?

    Yaser KhalidYaser Khalid3 dagar sedan
    • A court that bounces the accused around.

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  • Thou not suffer a Witch to live THUS SAYETH THE LORD,even the HEATHEN know that...

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  • Why just let covid kill those witches?

    Chum ChadChum Chad3 dagar sedan
  • Even Modiji is scared of eating beef.

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  • Because the India people are a smart PEOPLE and they know that crap is reat

    Steven MaysSteven Mays3 dagar sedan
  • It should be a awake call when witchcraft is celebrated or seen as the " good guys" in our cinema screens. Take for instance Harry Potter, the school of magic, where spells and witchcraft is practiced and seen as a norm. The series Charmed, Buffy the vampire slayer, The Craft and the list goes on. But the in reality, real life, this is how magic looks like. If hermani wanted to cast a spell with her wand, she would need to perform acts such as animal sacrifice!

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  • I just don’t understand how retarded and backwards half the world is. Even believing in god is laughable, but witchcraft is just a joke

    Mind BlownMind Blown3 dagar sedan
  • Shaman is still a witch.

    Bjornex YazizBjornex Yaziz3 dagar sedan
  • Lack of education, that’s the basic answer.

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  • the reason i stay away from vilages mostly i always tend to stay near civilization cause villagers mentality is still stone aged due to less or no literacy cause being a back ward state india tend to ignore the seven sisters

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  • What a shithole country.

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  • makepeace sitlhou na thao vangin nahoi e

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  • Once upon a time, Vice was a badass group of journalists. Now you are a bunch of corporate funded woke counts. Get fucked you beta hipsters. America HATES you

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  • Imagine getting sick there on vacation and a guy hit you with a leg bone and send you on your way

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  • I am gonna say it - Some things are real and only because you don't understand it, doesn't make it superstitious. Yes I also accept that there are many people who feed on the fear.

    Sunny ChoudharySunny Choudhary3 dagar sedan
  • And you should go to doctors for treatment sacred or not

    Renee LemkeRenee Lemke3 dagar sedan
  • Doesn't look like a scam, when someone you knew in person...gets healed and cured by these "spiritual treatments" , who would have been easily put on life long brain numbing drugs or even thrown into mental asylum for life and labelled as Mentally Unfit. A lot of these healers are thugs and scammers, but not the case with everyone and some of them actually know what they are doing and you believe when you see things Changing first hand. It's all Fun Games & Scams..till it knocks your own door or someone you know.

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  • Women can be sacred too not just men are biblical humans women are biblical humans also. We call this brainwashing in America.

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  • This might be stereotyping but I've always loved how Indian women carry themselves, They have this air of natural knowledge and sophistication.

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  • Belief in witchcraft is real only in the sense that God allows it. In other words if someone put a spell on you, God allowed it. As a matter of fact God gives you life and wakes you up and puts you to sleep and at the end of life God kills you. God does all things and his name is the Lord 😎

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  • This is crazy

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  • Interesting 🤨 but sad at the same time those part of the world 🌍 are so much poverty and ignorance goes hand to hand ✍️ so sick 😷

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  • Ok so let me get this right...they tried chopping in with machetes and it didnt work so they started banging on windows? No one else seeing a problem here?

    Charles godwinCharles godwin3 dagar sedan
  • If they call you a witch why not just call them one back? Smh..

    Charles godwinCharles godwin3 dagar sedan
  • Aren’t Durga, Kali and these other Hindu goddesses witches. Sounds like more western mind control to me.

    Robert AllumsRobert Allums3 dagar sedan
  • These people know that witchcraft of all kinds is pure evil and maybe they over react but there coming from a good place.

    Javier CamposJavier Campos3 dagar sedan
    • @Javier Campos And you're ignorant. Enjoy your empty head in heaven. 🧹

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    • @Danny Bryant11 do I condone murder no but detesting witchcraft and magic is right. magic is evil more evil then murder. If you practice magic your going to hell and your cursing your families and community.

      Javier CamposJavier Campos2 dagar sedan
    • Can you really say this is coming from a "good place" if it's leading to the murder of innocent people. Based purely on superstition that never holds up to the rigors of scientific testing.

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  • The amount of time we spend believing we can't is more than enough time to learn how we can.

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  • Ministry of Black magic should be made by Government

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  • Yet I keep hearing how the USA is so awful 🤔🤔🤔🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

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  • Wow, people who are not exactly like me really are stupid.

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  • Why? Well the short answer is its the most inbred part of the world

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  • Leave these folks alone . Why do the authoritative force act like it’s not going on or and the news caster just casually say “they burned a witch.”no they burned a human being that is different from them or they wanted something like land and Wicca and spiritualism are harmless but I doubt they were doing anything

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  • It is true that North Indians believe in this kind of thing.

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  • I'm glad this issue of my community is being noticed

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  • To many, the definition of organized religion is selfishness & free reigned rude, doing whatever they want with their sense of entitlement. Sunday drivers. Enjoying your day off. The earth is not flat. It’s the 21st century. God does not write books. They will be made to learn balance, as their is but one way into hell, and that is to offend your maker.

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  • People dying by the thousands in India from C19 & not 1 wearing a mask but think they are being killed by witchcraft? These people are so ignorant.

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  • Fun Fact: The name Assam is related to the Tai speaking Shan and Siam(Thailand) names as the Tai Ahom settled and conquered the region in the past.

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    • wow i didn't know that

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  • I see a witch almost every day and there is no escape from her. Her name is Angela Merkel

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  • A malicious witch can do a lot of damage and kill, I knew a victim of Black Magic he bled throughout his body and felt ill all the time.

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  • Fucking morons. Should send all the woketards over there

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  • Unregulated superstition kills people

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  • Theirs another aspect of it too, in states like Bihar, Rajasthan and Jharkhand, theirs law against calling someone 'witch'(Dayan and stuff like that) these laws are routinely used to blackmail people(mostly men) in Civil disputes because punishment are quite harsh. Perhaps a law like that will help in Northeast since sometimes it's called capital of black magic(especially Mayaon).

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  • She's not a witch, she's an unlicensed chemist

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  • I don't understand, the supernatural is fiction. Magic doesn't exist. How can you not see that believing in things like God and Satan is bad because it always leads to someone dying. You don't believe what I believe, you're this and you're that. It's all BS. "I don't like what you believe about what happens when we die, so I'm going to kill you" is the dumbest thing humans can do.

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  • in my country, witch not someone with magic or rituals instead someone who bored with fingers, phone and internet. believe me, they are scary.

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    • ?

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  • Ppl are so uneducated did you know black magic isn’t standing over a cauldron it’s wishing ill on someone sending ppl evil eye energy I’m a Hoodoo I would know why do you think in school they call it spelling God tells you to be careful what comes out your mouth ... so I guess everyone is a witch 🙄🙄 as a black woman witchcraft doesn’t align with our culture ... we are natural healers and manifestors nothing is supernatural everything is natural the sooner we realize that the better we will be

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    • Ohh lord no.

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  • All fun and games until they catch a real witch 😂

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