Supreme Court questions practice of FGM, women elated

A section of women from the Dawoodi Bohra community who opposed the practice of Khafz, welcomed the Supreme Court's observation related to female genital mutilation (FGM). We will start a petition asking the government to conduct an intensive research on the prevalence of FGM in India. Since the day DBWRF was formed, we have maintained that FGM and FC are two different procedures, and we are committed to working towards raising awareness of about fact." The centre said that there are proven benefits in the case of male circumcision as compared to the other. The SC, on Monday, while hearing a PIL on the issue of FGM, allowed an impleadment application by the Dawoodi Bohra Women's Association for Religious Freedom (DBWRF), a trust formed by thousands of the Dawoodi Bohra women all across the country, to intervene in Sunita Tiwari v/s The Union of India on FGM.


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