In a landmark decision, Lahore High Court (LHC) has declared virginity and hymen tests ‘unconstitutional’. Justice Ayesha A. Malik, in a recent verdict of the petition which challenged the virginity test for rape survivors, declared it ‘invasive.’
The decision further added that the test has no scientific basis and is completely unnecessary. She added that two-finger virginity test is a gross invasion of the victim’s bodily integrity.
According to the verdict, the test is simply an ‘attack’ on the woman’s dignity. If the victim is not a virgin, then it does not, by any means, justify the sexual abuse that she has experienced. Moreover, knowing the past sexual activities is not needed as no one deserves to be raped.
Here’s what the court has ordered:
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