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female genital mutilation

SC refers female genital mutilation plea to 5-judge constitution bench

SC was hearing a PIL filed by Delhi-based lawyer challenging female genital mutilation of minor girls of Dawoodi Bohra Muslim community.

24 Sep 2018 1:59 PM

FGM essential part of Islam, can’t be subjected to judicial scrutiny, SC told

Dawoodi Bohra community justified the female genital mutilation (FGM) in SC and called it an integral aspect of religious practice.

31 Jul 2018 9:32 PM

Supreme Court questions female genital mutilations

FMG or “khatna” is a practice prevalent among the Dawoodi Bohra religious community of Shia sect.

31 Jul 2018 12:51 AM

Centre seeks ban on female genital mutilation, SC gives nod

FMG is practice prevalent among Dawoodi Bohra religious community of Shia sect, as it is crime and punishable offence.

09 Jul 2018 5:28 PM

Man recruits person to perform genital mutilation on daughter to punish her

A prosecutor told the court that it wasn’t done due to cultural reasons but was meant as a punishment instead.

13 Mar 2018 2:58 PM


Leave vaginas alone: 68 mn women face genital mutilation by 2030, UN warns

Over 200 million women and girls in 30 countries across three continents have experienced genital mutilation.

07 Feb 2018 11:23 AM

Female genital mutilation a painful, gory reality, world unites to end it

‘Later when my menstruation began, because the opening was too tiny, the pain worsened even more.’

06 Feb 2018 7:14 PM

Act against female genital mutilation, NGO urges Modi

Gandhi had assured us, that there would be a law for abolishing such practises and the government would bring in a new law to ban ‘khatna’.

20 Nov 2017 1:58 AM

Female genital mutilation stops Egyptian women from climaxing

The government is leading campaigns against the practice with harsher punishment, but it continues illegally.

26 May 2017 5:05 PM

US: Another Indian-origin doctor accused in FGM case

2 Indian-origin doctors were charged with helping another doctor, Jumana Nagarwala perform FGM on minor girls.

27 Apr 2017 9:05 AM


Indian-origin female doctor charged with genital mutilation of girls in US

Female genital mutilation typically involves the partial or total removal of the clitoris and is barred by numerous international treaties.

14 Apr 2017 8:48 AM

UK sees one female genital mutilation case reported every hour

There is at least one mutilation case that is reported every 92 minutes

07 Feb 2017 5:58 PM