Masooma Ranalvi
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The activist who is trying to save Indian women from FGM

The practice of female genital mutilation is banned in many countries globally, but it remains widespread among the Bohras - a small Muslim community in India.

Now, some Bohra women have started a campaign demanding an end to the cruel practice, which involves the partial or total removal of external female genital organs for non-medical reasons.

Among them is Masooma Ranalvi, who was seven years old when her grandmother took her out promising to buy her an ice-cream and some candies - but instead, took her to a woman who performed female genital mutilation on her.

Video journalist: Neha Sharma, produced by Vikas Pandey

  • 23 Dec 2015