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Dawoodi Bohra Women for Religious Freedom (DBWRF) has been formed to give voice to mainstream DBwomen. The time has come to stand up & be counted!
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DBWRF Oct 11
On the occasion of we reiterate that we love our daughters and support them in all their endeavours. Any practice that can potentially harm them is neither encouraged nor practised in Dawoodi Bohra community!" -
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DBWRF Oct 5
Know the myths and facts around the practice of Female Circumcision (FC) as practiced by the Dawoodi Bohra community :
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DBWRF Oct 1
As the voice of over 72,000 practising Dawoodi Bohra women, we would like to share our side of the story. Khafz is not FGM, and if you are to have a proper, unbiased discussion about it, expert opinion of our women need to be allowed to voice our side.
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DBWRF Sep 24
With the case now being referred to the Constitution Bench, it is an encouraging development that the voice of the Dawoodi Bohra women will not go unheard in a democratic nation like India. -
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DBWRF Sep 17
"In our community, we have 100% literacy rate amongst females, so they will definitely not do anything that would harm their own children or hamper their sexual lives" speaks out Arwa Haidery, Business Owner, Rajnandgaon.
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DBWRF Sep 15
"Undergoing khafz was like somebody pinching me but there was no pain, bleeding or any problem" says Ruqaiyyah Naaz, Masters of Law, from Raipur.  
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DBWRF Sep 14
"There are certain activist groups who are mixing the two terms and creating confusion that . Know the truth, know the facts!" says Durriya Godhrawala, CEO, Tayebji Wires Pvt. Ltd., from Mumbai.
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DBWRF Sep 12
"What happens when a woman is circumcised? I personally don't know the answer because I don't even remember the time it was done to me", says Mubaraka Palanpurwala, an Ecommerce Executive from Bengaluru.
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DBWRF Sep 11
"Few activists are simply exaggerating the harm on social media and spreading lies, the PIL filed is truly unnecessary, unreasonable and not researched thoughts are being presented", voices Dr. Yaquta Zaranwala, a Naturopath from Mumbai
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DBWRF Sep 10
"Because of misrepresented information, it has led an entire religion to look barbaric, a community backward and we the Dawoodi Bohra women as suppressed, repressed and child abusers.Wake up!" speaks out Farida Bharmal, Counsellor, Bengaluru
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DBWRF Sep 9
"Please don't manipulate, confuse or misguide people that FC is the same as FGM. " voices out Tasneem Kagalwala, Interior Designer, Singapore
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DBWRF Sep 9
"My daughters have also undergone khafz, and they're growing up as perfectly as other children of their age. As a mother, I can never do anything to harm them" says Arwa Sohangpurwala, Chartered Accountant, Kolkata.
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DBWRF Sep 8
"Undergoing Khafz hasn't impacted my professional life or my social life and my own health and well-being. As a woman, as a feminist I feel I have the right to do what pleases me and what is right." opines Batul Fatehi, IT industry, Mumbai.
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DBWRF Sep 8
"I personally have undergone FC and till now haven't faced any physical, emotional, or mental stress due to it" states Jumana Gilitwala, Housewife, Mumbai.
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DBWRF Sep 7
"I'm quite disturbed and disheartened with the on-going case, but I'm pretty sure India will recognise my right to religious freedom", voices out Sakina Mustafa Patanwala, Teacher, Mumbai.
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DBWRF Sep 7
"The on-going case has definitely taken away my peace of mind. Because I'm under the scrutiny of friends and acquaintances who think my community practices FGM, but we practice FC. ." - Alifiya Kapasi, Content Associate, Mumbai.
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DBWRF Sep 6
"Does a circumcised man or woman look stranger than the rest? We all know the answer is NO. I don't understand what the fuss is all about. ." - Ruqaiyah Esmail, Journalist, Freelance Writer, United Kingdom.
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DBWRF Sep 6
" I have undergone khafz without any problem. Being a grandmother myself, I can tell I'm leading a normal life." - Munira Lakdawala, Business Owner, Kolkata. 
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DBWRF Sep 6
Dawoodi Bohra women across the globe are voicing their opinion, their stand about Khafz, the on-going PIL, and how . It's time you listen to the
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DBWRF Sep 5
Dawoodi Bohra children are nurtured by their parents, keeping religious beliefs, customs and traditions in mind. They have the right to make decisions on behalf of their children.
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