Monday’s ruling is applicable in Punjab but may act as a precedent for petitions various other provincial high courts.
By M Ilyas KhanBBC Information, Islamabad
Peoples liberties campaigners have welcomed a determination by way of A pakistani court outlawing alleged “virginity tests” in rape exams. The ruling, which applies in Punjab province, will end the training of real checks for an intact hymen additionally the invasive “two-finger test”. The Lahore tall Court judge, Ayesha Malik stated the tests were “humiliating” and “had no forensic value”. The ruling accompanied two petitions filed in Punjab province by legal rights activists.
Campaigners have long demanded a finish to virginity tests included in the medical assessment in rape instances, saying they usually have no basis that is scientific.
Monday’s ruling is applicable in Punjab but may serve as a precedent for petitions various other provincial high courts. a petition that is similar presently pending when you look at the Sindh tall Court.