In the state Duma proposed to criminalize the circumcision of women

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MOSCOW, 19 Jul — RIA Novosti. Famous Opera singer and state Duma Deputy Maria Maksakova-Igenbergs proposes to introduce criminal liability for discrimination against women and girls, which manifests itself in their circumcision, as follows from the documents published in the database of the lower house of Parliament.

© Fotolia/ lenetsnikolaiРоссийское health considers female circumcision mutilating practice”of the Russian Federation in accordance with article 14 of the Constitution is a secular state. No sacred cults can’t be an excuse of “female circumcision”, because the individual dogmas put their followers above provisions of the basic law common to all citizens, regardless of their religious views,” said Maksakova in the text of the explanatory note to his bill.

The MP believes that “in connection with the become frequent cases of “female circumcision” taking place in some regions of our country, arose the necessity of amending the criminal code of the Russian Federation, establishing additional protections of the rights of women”. Maksakova proposes the addition of article 136 of the Criminal code “Violation of equality of rights and freedoms of man and citizen” with two new provisions.

Discrimination committed against women on religious grounds and expressed in the partial or total removal of external genitalia and explain the purposes of religious worship, shall be punishable by deprivation of liberty for a term from 5 to 7 years.” Discrimination committed against a minor on religious grounds and expressed in the partial or total removal of external genitalia and explain the purposes of religious worship, shall be punishable by deprivation of liberty for a period of 7 to 10 years”, — said the Deputy.

© RIA Novosti. Michael Klimentievsky as snapped: mufti Berdiyev called the words about circumcision women sudeuropa organization “Legal initiative” published a report which shows that in some settlements in remote areas of Dagestan carried out a surgical operation, which consists in deliberate injury to the genitals of adolescent girls. On Wednesday, the Chairman of the Commission of Public chamber of the Russian Federation for the support of families, children and maternity Diana Gurtskaya appealed to the Prosecutor General of Russia Yuri Chaika asking to check this information.

The head of the coordination center of North Caucasus Muslims, mufti Ismail Berdiyev explained the joke its caused a wide public resonance words about female circumcision. According to Berdiev, he only meant that in some districts of Dagestan widespread practice of female circumcision, however, according to Muslim Sharia law then no.

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