WITCHHUNT INDIA. Witch hunt is not only a historical phenomenon. At the beginning of the 21st century this form of violence is even increasing world wide. According to Jeff Crisp from the United Nations witch prosecution is becoming to be an ‘international problem’, as ten thousands of women and children are affected from South Africa to India. Poverty and socio-economic inequalities resulting from globalisation and economic crisis are said to be its main causes. Also within the Adivasi communities in India, the cases of witch prosecution have increased in recent years. Krishna Tirat, Indian Minister for Families, says that this violence is aimed at women in tribal communities. Very often, they would be denunciated as witches in order to take them their land.