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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 Aug 15
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DBWRF Aug 13
Truth prevails! All three accused in Australia's first female genital mutilation court case have been acquitted following a decision of the appellate court.
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DBWRF Aug 12
Yes, the two terms have been used interchangeably often. Female Circumcision is a harmless cultural practice which involves a small nick on the skin of the prepuce and is no way similar to .
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DBWRF Aug 9
The fight for our religious freedom continues… Supreme Court hearing in PIL Sunita Tiwary v/s DBWRF adjourned to 20th August 2018.
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DBWRF Feb 6
"We love our daughters and support them in all their endeavours. Any practice that can potentially harm our daughters is neither encouraged nor practised in Dawoodi Bohra community!" -
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DBWRF Aug 2
Submitting that only involves a nick of the prepuce (which is the foreskin) covering the clitoris, Dr. Singhvi elaborated, “there is no harm at all to the clitoris...” Supreme Court hearing in PIL Sunita Tiwary v/s DBWRF adjourned to 9th August 2018.
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DBWRF Aug 2
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It is like comparing chalk and cheese…a strong, prejudicial imagery was created (by the petitioners) to make seem akin to ...” argued Senior Counsel Dr.A.M.Singhvi before the Supreme Court on Tuesday. (2/2)
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DBWRF Aug 2
" Female Circumcision is the same as Male Circumcision. Infact is even less invasive than MC and the same has been equated with ? (1/2)
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DBWRF Aug 2
“Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is reprehensible and no one condemns it more than the Dawoodi Bohra community” submitted Senior Counsel A. M. Singhvi before the Supreme Court on Tuesday. Hearing adjourned till next week.
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DBWRF Aug 1
"FGM is a barbaric, African practice which has been mixed up with Female Circumcision that is practiced by largely two schools of Shias, including the Fatimid school to which the Dawoodi Bohras belong"- Dr. A.M.Singhvi on Tuesday before the Supreme Court
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DBWRF Aug 1
Details of our contact person have been emailed to you. Looking forward. Thank you.
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DBWRF Aug 1
Hello Simantani, thank you for reaching out to us. We'll email the contact details shortly.
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DBWRF Jul 31
"Words are vehicles of expression and every word carries a meaning ascribed to it. By attempting to link the term FGM with that of the practice of 'Khafz' as practiced by the Dawoodi Bohra Community causes bias and prejudice." - Dr. A.M. Singhvi
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Lois Jul 19
As a non-religious person myself, I have been informed of this practice and I feel I may have been tragically misinformed. Your story was very interesting and I am very keen to learn more about this topic and hopefully teach others that FC perhaps isn’t as barbaric as it seems! X
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DBWRF Feb 5
" Before you hurl accuses, we request you to know the difference between Khafz/FC and FGM. is a harmless process. We too believe that FGM must stop." -
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DBWRF Jul 17
"If there is any person who does not want to do it (Khafz), that is entirely her decision. However, for those who want to fulfill every single tenet of our religion, this cannot be denied."
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DBWRF Jul 17
women from all parts of the country were present in the premises of the Supreme Court to show solidarity with DBWRF. We maintain that , and we condemn FGM.
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DBWRF Jul 16
In interview with () Samina Kanchwala, Secretary, DBWRF highlights how Khafz (Female Circumcision) is an act of Taharat. We have faith in the system, that it will allow us to continue exercising our religious freedom.
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DBWRF Jul 16
“People have interchangeably used the two terms which are not at all similar in practice,” says Samina Kanchwala, Secretary, DBWRF, denying and condemning the practice of FGM, while emphasising that what Dawoodi Bohras practise is Female Circumcision, not FGM.
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DBWRF Jul 12
Our fight has just begun and we are looking forward to the next hearing where we will defend and clear the misconceptions around our practise of Khafz.
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