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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

India-born doctor, wife charged in US genital mutilation probe

An India-born doctor and his wife have been arrested and charged with helping another Indian- origin doctor perform genital mutilations, a procedure that is criminalised in the United States, on minor girls.

Apr 22, 2017, 10:38 AM 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

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

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

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

Eco-tourism can stress wild orangutans

Wild orangutans can become stressed in the presence of eco-tourists over time.

Mar 19, 2012, 12:53 PM IST