Nepal: Sonmati Teli, Somana Teli and Radhika Teli were beaten up in Bangai, Maharajganj Municipality-11 of Kapilvastu on Magh 18. After the incident, the news was published in various media including Butwal Today.
After the incident took root at the community level, an organization called “Manchhe Boksi Hunna Kahile Jagaran Pratishthan” organized an awareness program. President Kovid Sharan Upadhyaya said that more than 20 anti-malpractice awareness programs were organized in Madhes slums. He said that the documentary ‘Agni Dahan‘ was screened in Gautam Buddha Secondary School of Buddhbhumi Municipality and Maharajgunj Municipality-11, Bangai as part of awareness against witchcraft.
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According to the foundation, more than 2,000 people participated in the documentary screening on Sunday at Bangai and Gorusinge, the site of the incident, saying that public awareness can be created by screening the documentary film at the scene of the incident.
After the demonstration, the participating students and locals responded that the witch was only an illusion and that it was only fear and suspicion. Stating that common citizens are living in superstition, they have now spent their time in falsehoods. He also promised to spread awareness against evil practices in his family and society.
The movie played a big role in dispelling the illusion that witches do not exist in a psychological way. The message is also given that it produces a kind of fear and society has given it the nickname of witch.
It is said in the movie that the bad practice called witches is a bad practice created to persecute and enslave those who have access to the common citizens of the society and work against their advantage under the guise of power. President Upadhyaya says that the foundation has planned to build a civilized society by ending such distortions and anomalies in the society.
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Upadhyaya said that with the aim of spreading awareness, various schools and social organizations have gone to villages and are showing awareness movies at different community levels. Even though it is mentioned in the Constitution of Nepal 2072 to end the bad practice of spreading deformity, it is punishable by law, but such practices have not been minimized.
Locals Janardhan Kurmi, Pushpavati Pasi, Pramila Pasi, Ram Challe Chamkatiya and others were attacked for being witches. After the death of Somana’s brother-in-law Shudhu Teli, she was accused of being a witch.
They went to death ritual and beat them up after returning home. 3 people who were injured in the beating were treated at Kapilvastu Hospital. After the treatment, Somna returned home and went to the ward police office Chandrauta to file a complaint.
Ram Abatar Chaudhary