Five-year jail for witchcraft accusation – for Maitriya and Bodhi Shrawan Dharma Sangha?

Finally Nepal started to modernize its judicial system concerning the widespread gruesome tradition of accusing innocent women of witchcraft, and tying them, torturing, raping and killing them in many cases. Ram Bahadur Bomjon (now known as Maitriya), the practical "Buddhist God" of Nepalese Tamangs, had accused of witchcraft numerous women, the most famous case being... Continue Reading →

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Did Bomjon’s attendants torture a woman to death?

The forum entry called "Lunatic Outpost" writes: "Another woman died of this torture by Ram's men under his knowledge of it." Featured image: three of Ram  Bomjon's most active torture-attendants, Tomek Tarnowski (Dorje or Jyampa Dzenba), Bal Hari Rai of Kakarbhitta, Darshan Subba Limbu (Jyampa Foonchok, former nickname Divya Darshan, of Kakarbhitta, before from Piluwa,... Continue Reading →

A woman’s lot in Nepal

(By Jamie McGoldrick, UN Resident Coordinator). Each day there are horrid stories in the papers on brutality and violence against women. Many women in Nepal have suffered physical violence at some point from the age 15. Twelve per cent of women have experienced sexual violence during their lives. Excerpt from the article on The Himalayan... Continue Reading →

Face your rape!

India is experiencing a national upheaval against rape. 90 000 people lynched a rape-suspect in Nagaland. Rape became viral on the whole subcontinent. As well as the anger against the suspected perpetrators. Yet only a proper investigation and trial should decide about their punishment. When a mob takes law in its hands, they actually are led with the... Continue Reading →

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