What is Khatna for female?
Khatna; Khafd (pronounced khafz); khitaan; female genital mutilation, female circumcision; cutting. A practice that simultaneously receives too much attention and not enough, female genital cutting (FGC) occurs in India with an insidious regularity.
What is Khatna and how it is done?
Khitan (Arabic: ختان) or Khatna (Arabic: ختنة) is the Islamic term for circumcision, carried out as a recommended practice of Islamic culture by Muslims. Male circumcision is widespread in the Muslim world, and accepted as an established practice by all Islamic schools of jurisprudence.
What is the difference between FGM and circumcision?
Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a procedure where the female genitals are deliberately cut, injured or changed, but there’s no medical reason for this to be done. It’s also known as female circumcision or cutting, and by other terms, such as sunna, gudniin, halalays, tahur, megrez and khitan, among others.
Is Khatna legal in India?
Perhaps India has kept FGM in the dark partially because religious leaders have wanted it that way. For example, in 2016, Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin, the religious head the of Bohra community, stated that “the act” must continue “discreetly for girls.” Also, khatna is not illegal in India.
How painful is FGM?
Almost all women who have undergone FGM experience pain and bleeding as a consequence of the procedure. The event itself is traumatic as girls are held down during the procedure. Risk and complications increase with the type of FGM and are more severe and prevalent with infibulations.
What age is best for circumcision?
Most religious traditions recommend an early circumcision. From our experience, we have seen the Plastibell method work best when a child is circumcised between the ages of one and three months old. This is the age that has been most comfortable for mother and child both during the operation and in the recovery period.
Is bohras a Hindu?
“Bohras were originally Brahmins and follow Hindu rituals and, in their homes, keep Lord Ganesha’s idol,” said one of the RSS functionaries who did not wish to be named.