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Feb 06, 2019
Dawoodi Bohra practice of khafz has been wrongly labelled as female genital mutilation by those with an agendaAmid 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).
Sep 24, 2018
Supreme Court refers plea seeking ban on female genital mutilation to five-judge constitution benchA three-judge bench, headed by CJI Dipak Misra, of Supreme Court observed that it would refer the case of female genital mutilation to a five-judge Constitution bench. Sunita Tiwari, the petitioner, had earlier sought a direction to the respondents.
Sep 14, 2018
Narendra Modi reaches out to Dawoodi Bohra members in Madhya Pradesh, says community important for 'peace, unity' in countryPrime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday reached out to the Dawoodi Bohra community in Madhya Pradesh by addressing a gathering and meeting with the community's religious head Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin at the Saifee Nagar mosque in Indore.
Dec 10, 2016
Human Rights Day: Dawoodi Bohra women launch petition to ban female genital mutilationA group of women belonging to the Dawoodi Bohra community, who underwent Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), have launched a petition seeking people's support to abolish the practice.
Sep 18, 2016
Bohra Muslims are more vocal now, about ending FGC or 'khatna'. Will things change?As more voices join the campaign to end FGM (female genital cutting) or 'khatna' among the Dawoodi Bohra community in India, will the misogynistic practice finally end?
Jan 20, 2014
Thousands throng the streets to mourn the passing of Syedna Mohamed BurhanuddinThousands turned up in the streets to mourn the passing of spiritual leader Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin.
Jan 18, 2014
Home Minister Shinde condoles death of 18 in Mumbai stampedeUnion Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde on Saturday expressed profound grief over death of 18 people in a stampede in Mumbai in a rush to pay last respects to the spiritual leader of the Dawoodi Bohra community Syedna Mohammad Burhanuddin.
Jan 17, 2014
Mumbai mourns Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin's demiseSyedna was born in Surat and succeeded his father Syedna Taher Saifuddin as the leader of the Dawoodi Bohra community.
Jan 17, 2014
Dawoodi Bohra community's spiritual head dies at 102The spiritual head of the Dawoodi Bohra community, Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin, passed away here Friday following a cardiac arrest, an official said.