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Female genital mutilation

Supreme Court refers PIL against female genital mutilation to five-judge constitution bench

The Supreme Court Monday referred to a five-judge constitution bench the plea challenging practice of female genital mutilation among Dawoodi Bohra Muslims. 

Sep 24, 2018, 11:22 AM IST

Impose complete ban on female genital mutilation, make it cognizable offence: Writ petition filed in SC

A writ petition seeking imposition of ban on the practice of female genital mutilation was filed before the Supreme Court on Monday.

Jul 30, 2018, 16:57 PM IST

SC questions practice of female genital mutilation, says it violates integrity

The Supreme Court on Monday questioned the practice of female genital mutilation of minor girls in the Dawoodi Bohra Muslim community.

Jul 10, 2018, 12:17 PM IST

Female genital mutilation is a punishable crime: Centre tells SC

The practice of female genital mutilation is a crime punishable with imprisonment of seven years under the existing law, the Centre told the top court.

Apr 20, 2018, 23:14 PM IST

UK court bans family to bring daughter to India fearing 'utterly unacceptable' genital mutilation ritual

Female genital mutilation (FGM), also known as female circumcision, involves ritual intimate cutting, sometimes without anaesthetic, and has been banned in the UK. 

Mar 07, 2018, 09:32 AM IST

Indian-origin doctor in US held for child genital mutilation

An Indian-origin female doctor in the US was arrested and charged with performing female genital mutilation on girls as young as six-year-old.

Apr 14, 2017, 14:29 PM IST

#womensday: Reasons to stop female genital mutilation

Female genital mutilation (FGM), also known as female genital cutting and female circumcision, continues to be a grave issue in many parts of the world, including India.

Mar 08, 2017, 11:48 AM IST

Replace female genital mutilation with new rites of passage, says UN chief

New, unharmful rites of passage should replace female genital mutilation , UN chief Ban Ki-moon said on Monday after new data showed there were more victims of the custom than previously estimated.

Feb 09, 2016, 12:43 PM IST

Doctor cleared in UK's first female genital mutilation trial

A London court Thursday acquitted a doctor of carrying out female genital mutilation (FGM), the first such case to be prosecuted in Britain.

Feb 05, 2015, 04:22 AM IST

UK holds first trial over female genital mutilation

A London doctor went on trial on Monday for carrying out female genital mutilation in only the first such case to be prosecuted in Britain despite pressure from campaigners.

Jan 19, 2015, 23:33 PM IST

Spain boosts fight against female genital mutilation

Parents in Spain will be asked to sign a declaration promising their daughters will not undergo female genital mutilation when they visit nations where the practice is common, under a new government protocol approved Wednesday.

Jan 15, 2015, 06:44 AM IST

UN chief seeks help against female genital mutilation

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon called on the media Thursday to speak out and help put an end "within this generation" to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), a practice suffered by 130 million girls and women around the world.

Oct 31, 2014, 00:31 AM IST

ISIS jihadists did not order female genital mutilation in Iraq?

Jihadists in Iraq have not ordered women between the ages of 11 and 46 to undergo female genital mutilation as claimed by a senior UN humanitarian official.

Jul 25, 2014, 09:17 AM IST

UK Indian-origin doctor cleared of female genital mutilation

A medical tribunal in Britain has cleared an Indian-origin doctor accused of intentionally performing surgery on a woman amounting to female genital mutilation (FGM), a criminal offence in the UK.

Apr 11, 2014, 22:04 PM IST

Indian-origin doctor faces extreme surgery allegations in UK

An Indian-origin doctor in the UK is facing allegations of performing an unnecessary surgery on a woman that amounted to suspected female genital mutilation (FGM), a procedure illegal in the country.

Apr 04, 2014, 23:41 PM IST

Malala backs campaign against female genital mutilation

Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager who survived being shot in the head by the Taliban, has offered her support to a campaign against female genital mutilation (FGM) in Britain.

Feb 24, 2014, 23:55 PM IST

UN chief calls for ending female genital mutilation

Ban Ki-moon called for ending female genital mutilation, a harmful practice that threatens millions of girls worldwide.

Feb 07, 2014, 05:02 AM IST

Keith Vaz announces major female mutilation inquiry in UK

Britain`s MP, Keith Vaz, has announced a major parliamentary inquiry into female genital mutilation (FGM) as part of measures to end the practice among certain communities in the country.

Nov 21, 2013, 21:09 PM IST

More than 30 mn girls at risk of Female Genital Mutilation over next decade: Unicef

The Unicef has reportedly found that there are more than 30 million girls who are `at risk` of being subject to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) over the next decade.

Jul 23, 2013, 10:32 AM IST

UN panel passes resolution on female circumcision

The UN General Assembly on Monday has passed a resolution condemning female circumcision.

Nov 27, 2012, 09:14 AM IST