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Dawoodi Bohras and the practice of female genital mutilation: All you need to know

The Supreme Court in August said that the practice of female genital mutilation of minor girls in the Dawoodi Bohra Muslim community leaves 'permanent emotional and mental scar' on them.
Credit: DNA - Published

Bohra community contributing to 'Mission of Vikas': PM Modi

The prime minister also praised the Dawoodi Bohras, a sect within Shia Islam known for their trading and business acumen, for their efforts in making the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan a success.
Credit: Rediff.com - Published

Khafz is not FGM, different from African practice: Dawoodi Bohras

That was among the various arguments put up on behalf of Dawoodi Bohra Women's Association for Religious Freedom (DBWRF), a trust formed by thousands of Dawoodi Bohra women all across India on Tuesday.
Credit: DNA - Published

This Eid, uplifting poor and charity reign supreme

Charity and prayers mark Ramzan and Eid celebrations in the city. Abuzar Zakir, a resident of Mazgaon, went to various shops to buy new clothes and ration for Eid celebrations on Thursday. Only almost..
Credit: DNA - Published

Bohra leader celebrates 74th birthday in Surat

Bohra spiritual leader Dr Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin highlighted the importance of the Holy Quran to the community and asked community members to have at least one Hafiz (a person who has committed the..
Credit: DNA - Published

Dawoodi Bohras extend helping hand to community members

The third edition of the project, this is the first time that over 21,000 members from the community have come together voluntarily to take part in the novel initiative
Credit: DNA - Published

Dawoodi Bohra protest video goes viral

In the first week of August, Dawoodi Bohras in UK protested against their community leadership holding placards that read "No to social boycott" and "We want Democracy" among others.
Credit: DNA - Published

SC to examine practice of female genital mutilation

A bench headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar sought replies from four union ministries, including the Woman and Child Development and states like Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Delhi, where Dawoodi..
Credit: DNA - Published

Religion $600m Mumbai redevelopment thousands new homes

religion $600m mumbai redevelopment thousands new homes
$600m is being spent to demolish hundreds of rundown low-rise buildings in the colonial-era market and replace them with skyscrapers that will house 20,000 Dawoodi Bohras.
Credit: MailOnline India - Published

Dawoodi Bohra community's deputy in-command Syedi Husamuddin laid to rest in Mumbai

Syedi Husain Bhaisaheb Husamuddin, who had been conferred with the title 'Mazoon-e-Dawat' - the highest ranking official under the Dai, passed away on Tuesday at his residence 'Saifee Mahal' in Mumbai...
Credit: DNA - Published

65% polling in Maharashtra municipal council polls

Around 65 per cent polling was reported in elections to 147 municipal councils and 17 nagar panchayats in Maharashtra yesterday. The voting witnessed sporadic incidents of group clashes, an official..
Credit: Mid-Day - Published

mid-day editorial: It's a railway station, not a pligrimage site

mid-day editorial: it's a railway station, not a pligrimage site
Our railway system is hardly divine, but that hasn’t stopped the saffron brigade from trying to rename stations. A report in this paper stated that the newly built station between Jogeshwari and..
Credit: Mid-Day - Published

Punjab jailbreak: Top officials suspended, dismissed

punjab jailbreak: top officials suspended, dismissed
*Chandigarh:* The Punjab government on Sunday suspended the DGP Jails and dismissed two jail officers following the sensational jailbreak at the maximum security Nabha prison. "We have suspended the..
Credit: Mid-Day - Published

Mumbai: Customer hits hotel owner with iron rod after no chicken in soup

mumbai: customer hits hotel owner with iron rod after no chicken in soup
A customer attacked a restaurant owner with an iron rod, causing him serious injuries, because there was no chicken in his soup. The Antop Hill police have arrested the customer and charged him with..
Credit: Mid-Day - Published

Train from Agartala to Sealdah begins journey

train from agartala to sealdah begins journey
*Agartala*: A direct train service between Agartala and Sealdah was launched today without any official inaugural programme. The train, Kanchanjungha Express, today started from Agartala railway..
Credit: Mid-Day - Published

Month of fasting & feasting, Ramzan begins today

The Islamic holy month of Ramzan begins on Tuesday for almost all sects, except for the Dawoodi Bohras who started celebrating it on Monday as they follow the Fatimid calendar. All other Muslim sects..
Credit: DNA - Published

Rival Dawoodi Bohra leader may fight on

Taher Fakhruddin, son and successor to Khuzaima Qutbuddin, may challenge Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin’s claim to be the spiritual head of one million Dawoodi Bohras.
Credit: IndiaTimes - Published

Dawoodi Bohra spiritual head claimant dies in US

Khuzaima Qutbuddin, claimant to the title of the 53rd Dai-al-Mutlaq or spiritual head of the Dawoodi Bohras and leader of the community’s breakaway group died in the US on Thursday evening. He was 76..
Credit: IndiaTimes - Published

Bohra community delegation meets PM Modi

A 10-member delegation from the Dawoodi Bohra community led by their religious head Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Sunday.  During the meeting,..
Credit: DNA - Published

‘I wonder how my sexuality would have been without undergoing Genital Mutilation’

‘i wonder how my sexuality would have been without undergoing genital mutilation’
A real life story of a woman who fought against the physical and psychological trauma of Female Genital Cutting (FGC) that is commonly practiced in India among the Dawoodi Bohras..
Credit: India.com Health - Published

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