Virginity


Lahore High Court Declares ‘Two Finger’ Virginity Test Illegal

The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday declared virginity tests, including the two-finger test (TFT) for examination of sexual assault survivors “illegal and against the Constitution”, saying they had “no forensic value” in cases of sexual violence. In a 30-page judgement, Justice Ayesha A. Malik wrote that the virginity test “offends the dignity of the female victim” and was contradictory to Article 9 and Article 14 of the Constitution, which are related to the security and dignity of a person. The judgement declared that virginity tests are “discriminatory against the female victim as they are carried out on the basis […]