Female Genital Mutilation
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Taslima Nasrin writes: Muslim women and new politics
Equal rights cannot be earned from within the ambit of religion, it requires one to move out of the structure of organised religion
International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation 2022: History, theme and significance
According to the United Nations, female genital mutilation comprises all procedures that involve altering or injuring the female genitalia for non-medical reasons
SC says not discussing women's entry into Sabarimala; top court to frame larger questions on religious discrimination against women by 6 Feb
The Supreme Court said it will frame legal questions to be adjudicated by a nine-judge bench on religious discrimination against women at various religious places, which have arisen out of the Sabarimala case
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.
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While Centre seeks 'justice' through triple talaq bill, activists question inaction over female genital mutilation
The BJP has been strident in its opposition to triple talaq, including attempting to push through legislation criminalising the practice, but the saffron party has chosen to tread with caution on female genital mutilation (FGM), which is practised in the Bohra community, saying the case should be referred to a Constitution bench
Supreme Court refers plea seeking ban on female genital mutilation to five-judge constitution bench
A 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.
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.
Female genital mutilation a 'crime under existing laws', Centre tells SC, asks apex court to 'step in, issue directions'
Attorney General KK Venugopal asked a bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice DY Chandrachud and Justice AM Khanwilkar to "step in and issue directions" on the issue.
'We've been left out yet again': Activists say #MeToo should include stories of female genital mutilation survivors as well
The #MeToo campaign against sexual abuse should include the stories of survivors of (FGM), activists said ahead of a global day on Tuesday.
Campaigners against female genital mutilation call upon UNHRC to address issue
A group of campaigners against the female genital mutilation has called for stopping the practice in India and urged the UNHRC to address the issue
Two Mumbai women doctors support FGM, claim it is a 'harmless procedure' that comes under religious freedom
Two doctors, have formed a group called Dawoodi Bohra Women for Religious Freedom (DBWRF) in support of female circumcision.
Female genital mutilation in India: Campaign aims to initiate dialogue with Bohras on issue during Ramadan
Sahiyo and We Speak Out have launched Each One Reach One 2, a campaign to initiate discussions on female genital mutilation with members of Dawoodi Bohra community.
Centre must outlaw female genital mutilation, take proactive steps to end 'cruel' practice in India
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.
SC to examine practice of genital mutilation of minor Dawoodi Bohra girls
The practice of female genital mutilation of minor girls of the Dawoodi Bohra Muslim community on Monday came under the scanner of the Supreme Court, which termed the issue as "extremely important and sensitive".
Human Rights Day: Dawoodi Bohra women launch petition to ban female genital mutilation
A 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.
Jain teen dies after 68-day fast: Time for govt to send strong message against such acts of abuse
Last week, a thirteen-year-old girl collapsed and fell into a coma in Hyderabad after finishing a sixty-eight-day fast. The girl was observing Chaturmas on the advise of a Chennai-based priest. This advise was supposed to help the family recover from business losses.