Female Genital Mutilation: The Reason Of My Sleepless Nights. No Girl Should Ever Face What I Faced!

Harrowing testimony from India, Human Genital Mutilation (HGM) of a young girl …

Before ringing the bell, her mom told her “Khushi beta, when we go inside, the aunty there will do something to you “down there”. Don’t worry, it will not take more than a minute. I will be there with you”. Khushi suddenly felt scared and her heart started racing with the anticipation of what might happen. When they went inside, there was an old woman, the same age like her grandma and one older girl around 18-20 years. They both took her to a room inside and asked her to lie down on the bed. Khushi looked at her mother for a confirmation and did as was asked. The old woman pulled up her frock and pulled down her nickers. The older girl spread her legs apart and before Khushi could respond there was a sudden and sever pain that erupted from her privates. Khushi started screaming loudly and tried to get up. But her mother hold her tight, trying to console and relax her. The pain was excruciating and in her attempt to get up and run, Khushi got a glimpse of the bed sheet which was now soiled with her own blood. She gave one last look at her mother and then everything was pitch black.

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