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499 news items

 
Times of India
Thu, 04 Feb 2016 11:38:36 -0800

She began reading about khatna, a practice that Dawoodi Bohras in western India inherited from Yemen, where they trace the ideological origins of their sect. It was a practice meant to snip the woman's clitoris, a part of the external genitalia ...

The Indian Express

The Indian Express
Sun, 07 Feb 2016 05:14:05 -0800

Khatna as it is known locally in India, is the practice of FGM. The Dawoodi Bohras, a sect of the Shia community spread predominantly across Gujarat and Maharashtra, is the only reported community to practise FGM in India. In her teens, when Aarefa ...
 
Times of India
Sat, 06 Feb 2016 11:18:45 -0800

"I was a young lawyer working long hours in Mumbai, when a member of the extended family who lived in the same building as us, said she could easily lure my daughter out of the house for a day and get her khatna performed without my ever knowing of it.

Patrika

Patrika
Fri, 05 Feb 2016 02:07:30 -0800

मुंबई। बोहरा समाज की विवादास्पद खतना परंपरा के खिलाफ अब एक महिला पत्रकार ने मुहीम शुरु की है। 29 साल की आरिफा जौहरी का कहना है कि बोहरा समुदाय में माना जाता है वह सिर्फ स्किन का एक ...

Huffington Post

Huffington Post
Fri, 05 Feb 2016 08:29:39 -0800

Yet, within India, the Dawoodi Bohras are the most well-known for practicing female genital cutting--otherwise known to the community as khatna. The practice involves removing a small sliver of skin from the prepuce of the clitoris and is often ...

dailytelegraph.com.au

dailytelegraph.com.au
Thu, 04 Feb 2016 20:24:06 -0800

During the eight-and-a-half week trial the jury heard A2 had arranged for Magennis to perform the procedure called “khatna” on her daughters on two different occasions in Wollongong and Baulkham Hills in Sydney's north west between October 2009 and ...
 
ScoopWhoop
Sat, 06 Feb 2016 06:14:51 -0800

'Female khatna' (circumcision) or Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in India and Pakistan, it is limited to the Dawoodi Bohra community. A Shia Muslim sect largely concentrated in Mumbai, the community is generally perceived as progressive. But yet ...

Mirror.co.uk

Times of India
Fri, 05 Feb 2016 04:56:15 -0800

... survivors of FGM from the Bohra community have formed a platform "Speak Out on FGM" and will launch 'Each One, Reach One' - a campaign through which they want to reach out at least one Bohra man and woman and talk openly about FGM or 'Khatna'.
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