India Information

India FGM Information

Prevalence of FGM: Unknown

Most common types: Type 1

Common ages practiced: Infancy

Regional information: Unknown

Practicing ethnic groups include: Dawoodi Bohra

Terminology: ‘Khatna’ (Lisan ud-Dawat (dialect of Gujarati),Circumcision)

FGM law in India: No specific law

School Terms in India: In elementary and secondary schools, the school year in some part is April to March and others June to May. There is a mid-year break during summer, usually from the end of May to the start of July. There is also a winter vacation of two weeks at the beginning of the year. Most schools also have an autumn break or Diwali break in August or around October/November.

 (All information has been sourced from The Orchid Project)