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'Heartwrenching' Study Shows FGM Prevalent Among India's Bohra Sect

Three quarters of women among India’s Dawoodi Bohra sect have undergone female genital mutilation (FGM), according to a study published on Monday which comes just weeks after government officials said there was no data to support its existence. Campaigners hope the survey - the largest of its kind - will bolster calls for a law to ban the secretive ritual which they say causes physical, emotional and sexual harm. One mother told how she feared her daughter would bleed to death after...

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