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Female Genital Mutilation has declined globally, but Dawoodi Bohra women continue to fight 'khatna' in India
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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.

Firstpost Editor's Picks: Over-reliance on R Ashwin, Being Yogi Adityanath, PM's views on Opposition; today's must-read stories
India

Firstpost Editor's Picks: Over-reliance on R Ashwin, Being Yogi Adityanath, PM's views on Opposition; today's must-read stories

Ashwin, like so many other big names of the past, has been treated with kid gloves rather than being dispassionately assessed for form and fitness.

While Centre seeks 'justice' through triple talaq bill, activists question inaction over female genital mutilation
India

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
India

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.

'Women do not live only for marriage and husbands': Supreme Court speaks against female genital mutilation
India

'Women do not live only for marriage and husbands': Supreme Court speaks against female genital mutilation

The Supreme Court on Monday made strongly-worded observations on the practice of female genital cutting among Dawoodi Bohra Muslims.

'We've been left out yet again': Activists say #MeToo should include stories of female genital mutilation survivors as well
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'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
India

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
India

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.

Centre must outlaw female genital mutilation, take proactive steps to end 'cruel' practice in India
India

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
India

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.

Bohra Muslims are more vocal now, about ending FGC or 'khatna'. Will things change?
Life

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?

Female genital 'nicks' should be legal, say two American gynecologists; campaigners against FGM criticise proposal
World

Female genital 'nicks' should be legal, say two American gynecologists; campaigners against FGM criticise proposal

Countries that have banned female genital mutilation (FGM) should allow less invasive practices such as small surgical nicks to girls' genitalia as a compromise, two American gynecologists said on Monday.

At least 200 million girls and women living with FGM: UNICEF
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At least 200 million girls and women living with FGM: UNICEF

At least 200 million girls and women worldwide have been subjected to female genital mutilation with half of those living in Egypt, Ethiopia and Indonesia, according to the UN children's agency.