An invasive process thought-about discriminatory and in opposition to human dignity, the two-finger take a look at in Pakistan was a virginity take a look at carried out on rape victims and sexual assault survivors within the area — a longstanding observe used to evaluate a girl’s so-called honor.
Lately, the Lahore Excessive Courtroom (LHC) on Monday declared the virginity take a look at and examination “illegal and against the Constitution”, saying they’d “no forensic value” in circumstances of sexual violence.
In a 30-page judgement, Justice Ayesha A. Malik wrote that the virginity take a look at “offends the dignity of the female victim.”
Subsequently, the judgement declared them “discriminatory against the female victim as they are carried out on the basis of their gender [and] therefore offend Article 25 of the Constitution”.
Quickly after, many on Twitter celebrated the information:
Setting a precedent
Small achievement however vital one
A landmark judgment
And Chaudhry Fawad Hussain appears to agree
Some thought its existence alone was embarrassing
Whereas others simply celebrated the victory
Necessary to notice
Meesha Shafi saying it like it’s