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German doctors seek urgent action on circumcision row
German doctors are seeking an urgent clarification from the government over religious circumcision after a court ruling calling it a criminal act prompted an international outcry.
The German government had on Friday pledged quick action to protect the right of Jews and Muslims to circumcise baby boys on religious grounds, and voiced concern about the June ruling by the court in the city of Cologne.
The court said the removal of the foreskin for religious reasons amounted to assault and battery and was therefore illegal.
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