17 Feb 2018
Ending female genital mutilation in India won't be easy
Emboldened by the Supreme Court's triple talaq verdict, a movement called 'WeSpeakOut' wants the government to now ban female genital mutilation (FGM), popular among Dawoodi Bohras and Kerala's sunni Muslims.
13 Jul 2017
Maharashtra becomes first Indian state to criminalize social boycott
Maharashtra has become the first Indian state to criminalize social boycott. The Prohibition of People from Social Boycott (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2016, prescribes up to three years in jail and maximum fine of Rs. 1L.
24 May 2017
Activists suggest IPC sections for practitioners of female genital mutilation
The Lawyers Collective Women's Rights Initiative, in collaboration with Speak Out on female genital mutilation (FGM), has drafted a detailed recommendation on a strong anti-FGM law.
21 May 2017
Will ban female genital mutilation if Bohras don't stop: Maneka
The government will legally ban female genital mutilation, commonly practiced by the Dawoodi Bohras, if the two-million strong community doesn't stop it voluntarily, said Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi.
09 May 2017
SC seeks Centre's response on banning female genital mutilation
The Supreme Court has sought a response from the Centre and four states (Maharashtra, Delhi, Gujarat and Rajasthan) on the validity of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), commonly practiced in India's Dawoodi Bohra community.