A Secretive Sect Opens A Debate On Female Genital Mutilation

Leena Khandwalla, 44, at her family home in Karachi, Pakistan. After members of her religious community in the U.S. and Australia were arrested for performing female genital mutilation, she decided to go public about her childhood experience of undergoing FGM.

The Bohras, an offshoot of Shiite Islam, practice cutting as a clandestine ritual. Now, the arrest of a Bohra doctor in Detroit for performing FGM has inspired a frank discussion in Pakistan.

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Source: NPR