• Saturday, August 20, 2022

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UK family banned from flying baby to India for genital mutilation procedure

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By: Sarwar Alam

A court has banned a family from flying their baby daughter to India because she is at risk of being subjected to an “utterly unacceptable” genital mutilation procedure. A judge at Manchester County and Family Court ruled yesterday that the child, who will turn two this year, is at risk because religious and cultural pressure had overridden her mothers “maternal instinct”. Social workers in the UK believe three other girls from the family, which cannot be named for legal reasons, had been subjected to a similar procedure. Female genital mutilation (FGM), also known as female circumcision, involves ritual intimate cutting,…

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