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searching out and harassing dissenters

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He took to Twitter and said, "BJP is on an unprecedented witch-hunt just to win one Rajya Sabha seat.
Subsequent reprisals against the perpetrators of these witch-hunts, collectively known as the "Ninja" phenomenon, are duly noted in the book but are not its main focus.
In the 1970s the association between women and witchcraft led to claims that the witch-hunts were a form of "gynocide," and witchcraft belief a tool used by patriarchy to control women.
What we are seeing now, though, is that this never-ending witch-hunt has gotten deeper with the AKP.
It was a disgraceful claim, which supported the theory of a witch-hunt.
This kind of political witch-hunt will only help us to come back faster," Sonia told the media.
His lawyer Stephen Vullo said there is no justice in hounding Travis, 68, about alleged sex abuse "to make us feel better about missing Savile" and added: "This has been a bit of a witch-hunt.
Accountability should not become a witch-hunt or an organised campaign to malign or defame a respected and popular national institution like the Pakistan army," the PML-Q leader said, adding that it was also wrong to involve the judiciary in all issues.
If it happens that the chosen scapegoat has multiple numbers, the next step can become a witch-hunt.
The Dominicans and Franciscans who staffed this institution compiled a remarkably lenient record in prosecuting witches, especially after the death of the intolerant Pope Paul IV in 1559, just as the European witch-hunt was entering its most intense phase.
They issued a statement which said: "The report is entirely as we expected - a witch-hunt against us and a whitewash for the Government.
But I think it's descended into a witch-hunt and I think it's hiding from our constituents the very good work that many of us are actually doing or trying to do.
2) One exception is the movie/documentary made by the Indian filmaker Rakhi Varma, entitled "The Indian Witch-Hunt," that was declared best film at the ShowReal Asia 2 Award held in Singapore on April 20, 2005.
In a nutshell, this paper aims to offer a critique of current scholarship on the early-modern European Witch-hunt, advocating a global history treatment.
She writes: "I am appalled by the way the response to your lecture has become a personal witch-hunt calling for your resignation.