witch-hunt


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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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That's not a witch-hunt, it's not moralising, it really does have to happen.
New Delhi [India], Aug 02 ( ANI ): Congress leader Ahmed Patel on Wednesday said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is on an unprecedented witch-hunt just to win one Rajya Sabha seat.
In Witch-Hunt and Conspiracy, Nicholas Herriman challenges the primacy of these national-level factors.
Archival research has redrawn the chronology of the witch-hunts, which did not begin in earnest until the Renaissance and peaked in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries.
The Bihar state passed anti witch-hunt laws in 1999.
And all the while, an invisible hand fed by hatred turns not only the country's prosecutors and judges but also companies like the Turkish Satellite Communications Company (TE-rksat) into critical instruments for its own witch-hunt.
THAT the Governor of the Central Bank Chrystalla Georghadji has been the target of a witch-hunt by the political parties there is little doubt.
CONGRESS chief Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday accused the NDA government of indulging in a witch-hunt after the party received a notice from the income tax department in a case related to the now defunct National Herald newspaper.
DAVE Lee Travis is the victim of a witch-hunt because of a failure to catch paedophile Jimmy Savile, his lawyer claimed yesterday.
Writing witch-hunt histories; challenging the paradigm.
Summary: David Cameron has said that accusations of paedophilia against senior Tories risk becoming a witch-hunt against those who are gay.
Sources have informed that besides government officials, private institutions were also been monitored for their possible ties; while all activists of Hezb-al-Tehreer have been known to have gone underground in wake of the witch-hunt.