Supreme Court has no say in female genital mutilation, says Abhishek Manu Singhvi

New Delhi: Female genital circumcision (FGC) is an integral aspect of religious practice of the Dawoodi Bohra community for over 1,000 years and the court cannot interfere with this faith, senior counsel Abhishek Manu Singhvi, argued in the Supreme Court on Monday.

Making this submission before a three judge Bench comprising the Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A.M. kanwilkar and D.Y. Chandrachud hearing petitions from a plea against the practice of FGM, Dr Singhvi contended that FGC has the sanction of religious texts. He said this practice is an essential aspect of Islam and cannot be subjected to judicial scrutiny. 

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