Biggest Dilemma, Circumcision - A Religious Ritual or Cruelest of the Cruel Practice: A Comparative Analysis of India and France


Parul*


Published on February 19, 2022 | Manuscript Number: 2022/LWLR/19052 | Page Numbers: 52-64

Abstract: Circumcision, one of the most-oldest practices which is performed globally. Records show that different countries have different traditions of performing male circumcision. But there is a huge difference in the level, especially in two countries, which are India and France. In India, circumcision is done by Muslims, mainly. This paper draws light only on the custom of circumcision and addresses the issue of Circumcision in strong contrast to two different countries which are India and France; while referring to France, especially in the Madagascar region. The paper further covers the circumcision issue, its consequences with a special responsibility to India and France, and gives different reasons, that why and how such practice became a custom for both countries. And the most primary and common reasons are religion and the health benefits that the practice of circumcision offers. In the later parts, the paper focuses on the difference in following up on this custom in both countries. Through this paper, the author wants to raise that issue which is very debatable these days. This paper is a detailed study of circumcision, and further explains briefly the problems dealing with circumcision, and the main aim is to explore the context that why and how the practice has emerged.
The paper is an attempt to draw the attention of the readers toward the most brutal form and unique form of circumcision, which is practiced only in Madagascar, and also draws attention to the irreversible changes that Circumcision causes.

Keywords: Circumcision, Violation, Tradition, Consent, France, Muslim, Male Circumcision, HIV.

*Banasthali Vidyapith University, Vanasthali

Cite as: Parul, Biggest Dilemma, Circumcision - A Religious Ritual or Cruelest of the Cruel Practice: A Comparative Analysis of India and France (2022) 1(3) LKO. L. REV. 52