Jharkhand to set up fast track courts for trial of witchcraft-related attacks

The courts will be formed in Ranchi, Chaibasa, Khunti, Palamau and Simdega districts.

Created On: Jan 14, 2016 11:11 ISTModified On: Jan 14, 2016 11:54 IST

For speedy trial of cases relating to witchcraft incidents, the Jharkhand Government on 13 January 2016 decided to set up fast track courts in five districts.

As per an official release, the courts will be formed in Ranchi, Chaibasa, Khunti, Palamau and Simdega districts.

The decision was taken during a cabinet meet chaired by Chief Minister Raghubar Das. The decision is based on the reports of witchcraft-related attacks in some rural areas of the state.  

As per the reports, around 40 to 50 women, on an average, are branded as witches and killed in Jharkhand. Since Jharkhand’s creation in November 2000, the state has witnessed more than 700 killing of women for being engaged in witchcraft.

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