More news about India

Lars Martin Fosse lmfosse at ONLINE.NO
Mon Apr 13 16:57:46 UTC 1998

At 00:46 11.04.98 -0400, you wrote:
>Dear Members,
>Does anyone have any idea about if this is some regular practice or a
>single incident?
>I Omar
>---------- Forwarded message ----------
>Date: Sat, 11 Apr 1998 9:59:00 +0000
>From: Rajiv Mallikarjun - IRD <rajivm at>
>To: Irfan <omar at>
>Subject: More news Apr 11, 1998.
>Are we living in the dark ages / pre-historic times ?
>Family sacrifices father, eats his flesh at Kali puja
>In Varanasi, Ram
>Sevak Chowhan's family beheaded him, ate his flesh and
>danced around with his
>blood smeared on their body. They also chopped off the tongues of his two
>Rajiv Mallikarjun

I read some years ago in The Economist (I think) that about a 100 people
were "sacrificed" in India every year. Considering that India has a
population of about 900 million people, I think the right reference here is
not "history of religion" but psychopathology. Compare weird religious acts
in Christian extremist sects, as well as other non-Christian extreme sects
in the West.

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