Woman branded witch, beheaded
This happened in a village not far from the city I was born in. It's hard for me to figure out just how far, because really, I haven't lived there in over 30 years. But this just happened. Thinks she's a witch and cuts her head off.
There are over 1 billion people in India. It's one of the fastest growing economies in the world.
And yet things like this still happen.
I'm planning a trip to India in November to attend the wedding of one of my cousins. My Mom is absolutely insistent that I do not fly into the country by myself. She is attempting to get plane tickets so that my Dad and I can fly in together. And my Dad is agreeing with that.
I'm 37 years old. My parents don't think it's safe for me to fly into the land of my birth on my own. If it was just my Mom saying this, I would roll my eyes. But my Dad is agreeing with her. They are actively concerned that I would be abused and molested if I flew by myself.
Isn't that just disheartening? And shameful.