NCW bats for law to ban Female Genital Mutilation
New Delhi: The National Commission for Women on Monday said it supports the demand for a law to end the practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in India.
On the International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Muti-lation, the women’s panel chief received two petitions initiated on Change.org — ‘Speak Out on FGM’ and a collective of 33 organisation which includes ‘Sahiyo’. “NCW has long held the view that genital mutilation is an infringement of an individual human right. We will advocate the need for a law to end this practice,” said NCW chairperson Lalitha Kumaramangalam said.
The ‘ritual’ is carried out by the Dawoodi Bohra community where young girls are subjected to genital cutting. Eliminating FGM by 2030 is a global target of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.