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witch-hunt

a rigorous campaign to round up or expose dissenters on the pretext of safeguarding the welfare of the public
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This was the second incident of witch hunting in the current year.
According to an article in InfoChange News, Varma chose to film the documentary in Jharkhand state "because of the 500 or more cases of witch hunting reported there in the '90s.
It is about mind manipulation, even brainwashing, and the infinitely tricky business of evaluating the validity of witch hunting and vigilantism.
We think of the baroque as something lush and excessive, and witch hunting certainly fits that stereotype.