They call it Immoral Lump of Flesh #FGM #Astitva

I was a little girl at that time . My dress was pulled up and panty pulled down . The ladies tied my hands and my  legs were forced stretched apart . I was made to lie in a small messy room . I saw a  lady in black having a blade in her hand . And to my horror , something inside me was cut . I screamed and cried n cried but those ladies were smiling and even congratulating each other . 

Doesn’t it send jerks to you ? Didn’t your heartbeat increase after reading this ? What’s this happening  ? Where is it happening and why is it happening ?

Well ,  As I was reading today’s newspaper TOI , I came across a horrifying article plus the  thought for the day . The article was on Female Genital Mutilation or FGM in short . FGM is a cruel practice observed by many societies in the name of a religious practice . In India it is practiced by Bohra community , a sect of Shia Muslims . The little girls are circumcised before they attain puberty . By circumcised it means that the clitoral head of the girl is cut , saying that it is unwanted skin or it is the source of sin . The female Genital part is addressed as the Immoral Lump of Flesh . In their language they call it ********** . Well I am ashamed to even write that . The shameful part is that it is a practice being done by women to other women . Even the girls’ own moms and grandmoms are  committing this crime to the little ones . I was shocked to read the FGM  story of a girl . You may also read here on breakthesilence blog .

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The article in TOI

The horrifying act of FGM or called Khatna in local Muslim language is a criminal offence which is often done with parental consent . When asked why is it done , they explain it as a measure to curb a girl’s sexual desire . Here watch a video of 3 women sharing their chilling FGM stories .

What society are we living it ? People are performing such criminal acts in the name of attaining religious impurity . Have they lost their minds ? What bullshit ?  How can women  put their own girl children to such frightful procedures ? Why ? Why ? Is the society given rights as whatever they can do with the girl child ? Such acts are torturing the girls physically , emotionally and sexually . And it is something that haunts the girl her whole life , the pain which is intense and indescribable , the tears which keep flowing inside heart forever . Across the world , around 200 million girls have been cut . Shocking ?????  It’s deplorable to see such criminals be a part of the so called  Modern 21st century.

In the month of May , I had self published my eBook #Astitva  on Women –the crimes and the age old customs and stigmas the women go through. Today I feel why did I miss including this topic of FGM in my book. This is another major  issue raising questions on the existence of women .  The topic needs attention . What can be done ? What else can I do except write ? Some law has be there to put a ban on it .  A petition was made seeking a ban on FGM and the supreme court has  accepted that petition . Hope some positive results come out .

On your part , what you can do is go on change.org and sign the petition against FGM. I have done my part .

Monika

Hi, I am Monika, an educationist for the last 17 years and a mom to a daughter for the last 11 years . Give me a hot cup of masala tea with some snacks plus a laptop and I am happy ! My Blog is a mixed bag of my observations ,learnings and experiences . To me , life is love, life is helping & learning from each other. Life is not that complex -We just have to stop overthinking .

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  1. July 29, 2018

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