Criminalizing FGM/C Practice in India

  • Yash Agarwal
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  • Yash Agarwal

    Student at Amity University, Lucknow, India

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Ensuring access to quality of life, right to life and a freedom to live to the citizen is one of the fundamental responsibilities of a welfare state. The purpose of this paper to outline the unspoken truth of the Country, highlight how a girl must sacrifice their fundamentals rights just for some crueler cultural activity like Female Genital Mutilation although it is not mentioned in any of the major religious book like Quran and Bible. Further the paper will analyze how a country should criminalize this FGM/C practice which is only a sign of Myth. Female Genital Mutilation violates the several human rights mentioned under the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women, and the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Country like India where number of rules are implemented for preventing and protecting the rights of women and child this issue also should be rise and criminalize this practice.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 4, Issue 4, Page 1897 - 1908


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