Practice of Female Genital Mutation in India

  • Shambhavi Singh
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  • Shambhavi Singh

    Student at Bennett University, India

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Female genital cutting, often known as female genital mutilation (FGM), is a brutal practise that is not limited to Africa. In India, young girls as young as six and seven are routinely cut. Although the Indian government has repeatedly asserted that such practises do not exist in India, various studies and individual interviews have revealed that they do, particularly among the Dawoodi Bohra people group or the Bohra sects. This article discusses about the brutal practice in India and its legal aspects.


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International Journal of Legal Science and Innovation, Volume 3, Issue 5, Page 23 - 26


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