Odisha witchcraft violence: NHRC seeks ATR

The NHRC sought for an action taken report within a period of four weeks including the steps taken by the State for curbing the menace of human sacrifices, murders arising out of sorcery, black magic and witchcraft.

NHRC notice to Centre and Odisha on snakebite deaths

Snakebite deaths alone accounted for more than 40 per cent of the total disaster deaths with the cases more than doubled to 1,159 in 2021 from 522 in 2015 mainly due to shortage of anti-snake venom stocks in the government-run-health facilities