Dawoodi Bohra practice of khafz has been wrongly labelled as female genital mutilation by those with an agenda
Amid allegations that Dawoodi Bohra women are oppressed, mute spectators of a patriarchal system, we — the Dawoodi Bohra Women’s Association for Religious Freedom (DBWRF) comprising over 72,000 practicing Dawoodi Bohra women — would like to set the record straight about our practices and the community, in light of International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM (female genital mutilation).
Female Genital Mutilation has declined globally, but Dawoodi Bohra women continue to fight 'khatna' in India
International Day of Zero Tolerance For Female Genital Mutilation: In India, FGM in the form of 'khatna' is strongly associated with the Dawoodi Bohra community.
Supreme Court refers PIL against female genital mutilation among Dawoodi Bohra Muslims to five-judge constitutional bench
A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and justices AM Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud was hearing a PIL filed by a Delhi-based lawyer challenging the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) of minor girls of the Dawoodi Bohra Muslim community.
SC questions rationale behind female genital mutilation, says it can't direct doctors to perform procedure
A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra questioned the process saying that there was hardly any rationale behind female genital mutilation as a girl child is forced to undergo it due to non-medical reasons.
Mumbai Marol fire: 4 killed in Maimoon building blaze; matter reported to police for detailed investigation
Four members of a family, including two children, were burnt to death after a fire broke out as they slept in a residential building in Andheri East area of Mumbai.
Dawoodi Bohra members told to switch to Indian style toilets, advisory calls western commodes 'alien' culture
The Dawoodi Bohra community has come up with a health advisory for its members: Switch over from using western toilets to Indian-style ones
Dawoodi Bohra succession case: Three-day examination of Syedna Taher Fakhruddin yields little new information
Fakhruddin’s claim that he is the true Dai al-Mutlaq, or leader of the 1.5-million strong Dawoodi Bohra community is a continuation of a claim made by his father.
Dawoodi Bohra Succession Case, story so far: Fakhruddin claims historic precedents of private conferment of succession rights exist
On Friday, the Bombay High Court will hear the case relating to the succession dispute for the spiritual head of Dawoodi Bohra community.
The Indian government must pay heed to the petition on Supreme Court and take steps to ban female genital mutilation (female khatna) as it is unconstitutional and an egregious violation of human rights
Female Genital Mutilation: Report recommends separate law, sensitisation to eradicate practice in India
A report titled ‘A Guide to Eliminating FGM in India’ prepared by Speak Out On FGM, a group of FGM survivors, and Lawyers Collective, a human rights NGO, calls for the need for a separate law to address the issue.
The funeral procession of Dr Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin on Saturday began from his Malabar Hill residence, where lakhs of mourners gathered to pay tributes to the spiritual leader of the Dawoodi Bohra community amid tight security arrangements.
At least 18 people have been killed and over 60 injured after a stampede outside the residence of Bohra Muslim leader Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin, whose funeral was to be conducted on Saturday.