Statement of Prabir Ghosh in an Australian News Website

25 November 2010 | 10:56:06 PM | Source: AAP

The Science and Rationalists’ Association of India, which fights against superstition in India, says women accused of being witches are sometimes stripped in public and some are gagged and burnt to death.

“Villagers believe in witchcraft often due to helplessness. Absence of medical facilities forces them to rely on quacks,” said Prabir Ghosh, the association’s general secretary.

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