Virginity tests for female rape survivors outlawed by Pakistani court

Judge said the ‘humiliating’ practice was used to cast suspicion on the victim, and deflected focus from the act of sexual violenceA Pakistani court has outlawed the practice of subjecting female rape survivors to a virginity test in an unprecedented ruling.Lahore’s high court ruled on Monday that the virginity test has no legal basis and “offends the personal dignity of the female victim”. Continue reading…

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Author : Haroon Janjua in Islamabad

Publish date : 2021-01-06 06:27:19

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