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Understand what is Two Finger Test of Rape Victim Not Banned Recommended to ban two finger test of rape victim in India

Understand what is Two Finger Test of Rape Victim Not Banned Recommended to ban two finger test of rape victim in India

Supreme Court of India has ruled that the results of a ‘finger test’ cannot be used against a woman, and that a rape survivor’s ‘habituation to sexual intercourse’ is immaterial, this ‘unscientific, inhuman and degrading’ test is still widely used in India

Recently Government Committee has recommended abolishing the "two finger test" for determining rape or sexual assault.



In India if female is raped after that for the verification the Two Finger Test is done.

Planning Commission's working group headed by secretary, women and child development ministry said that the two finger test should be abolished.

So what is the two finger test of a rape victim female?

Two Finger Test is a Virginity Test.
A virginity test is the practice and process of determining whether a female is a virgin, i.e., whether she has never engaged in sexual intercourse.

The test involves an inspection of a female's hymen, on the assumption that her hymen can only be torn as a result of sexual intercourse.

The two-finger rape test involves a doctor inserting fingers in a rape victim's vagina to determine its "laxity" and decide if she is "habituated to sex."

Meaning of Laxity - slackness or looseness; a lack of tautness, firmness, or rigidity

Defense lawyers often use this evidence to discredit the testimony of unmarried rape victims, who are dismissed as "loose women."

The finger test is relevant for the defense…if the medical report says that two fingers have passed, the defense can show that she is habituated.

The defense says that she consented for the sex and she is used to sex with lot of males I am not the only one.

These types of arguments are done which humiliate the rape victim more.

The hymen is a thin film of membrane situated just inside the vulva which can partially occlude the entrance to the vaginal canal. It is flexible and can be stretched or torn during doing Physical activities like cycling
It may get broken during physical activity or the use of a tampon, menstrual cup or dildo, or during some medical examinations.

Two Finger Test procedures are backward, humiliating and insulting to every female.

Virginity Testing is degrading and considered a violation of human rights by Amnesty International and is illegal in many countries

The Panel has recommended that the two finger test should be banned in India.

This means that the test is not banned now government will think on this and later it may get banned.

I just read few sites saying it’s banned.

Recommendation of Ban does not mean ban

Let’s hope Government of India will ban the 2 finger test of rape Victim.

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Monday, January 30, 2012

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18 comments:

R. Ramesh January 30, 2012  

brilliant..u write so well on such important issues yar..wonderful..

Joseph Pulikotil January 30, 2012  

Very interesting.

Best wishes,
Joseph

SM January 31, 2012  

R. Ramesh,thanks.
Joseph Pulikotil, thanks.

Pradeep January 31, 2012  

What i find most fascinating and attracting in your writing is, you do not use jargons to complicate the topic and you write to the point what is needed. Your writing is simple and lucid which a layman can understand with average knowledge. In a big way you are doing a great job because such simplification makes a common man be more attentive and interested on what is going on around. Thanks for your simple and clear.

Pradeep January 31, 2012  

I do not know the legal status of the two finger test of rape cases, but if it is prevalent in india then it is a big shame to India. How can we undermine the dignity and rights of women, here the case is of a rape victim. Our legal justice system is completely corroded and we need urgent police, judicial reforms at place to restore justice and protection of citizens right to dignified life. Media must highlight the case. yet i sincerely hope that it is legally banned.

sm,  February 01, 2012  

@Pradeep

thanks. Its not banned thus the two finger test is carried or performed in many Indian states.

Anonymous,  April 23, 2012  

As Pradeep has already stated. Your blog is simple. Simplicity is carried all over and the substance, the message which is essential is delivered perfect. Keep it up, and keep writing. We need Indians like you... VP

Anonymous,  April 30, 2012  

we undermine the dignity and rights of women, here the case is of a rape victim. Our legal justice system is completely corroded and we need urgent police, judicial reforms at place to restore justice and protection of citizens right to dignified life.
I wish it should banned.

anupam,  April 30, 2012  

we undermine the dignity and rights of women, here the case is of a rape victim. Our legal justice system is completely corroded and we need urgent police, judicial reforms at place to restore justice and protection of citizens right to dignified life.
I wish it should banned.

Monica March 02, 2014  

It is really good that such a demeaning test has been banned. Today saw Satyamev Jayate and realized how this test was one of the many tortures for rape victims.

swarna March 03, 2014  

This test is really shame for every women. Stop this shame. I want to give a big thanks to "Amir" for making us aware of all these facts through his program "Satyamev Jayate". The episode of Fight against rape was really heart breaking. How miserable women are treated in today's era also. A rape victim is again raped in the name of medical test. When all such rubbish will stop?

vinu March 05, 2014  

What an idea sir ji

Deep Kanakia,  March 07, 2014  

Finally it is banned , but what in India is not prevalent even after it's banned just like gutka , are there any cases of the opposite sex being harassed and if there are what would be the check in those cases?

Anonymous,  March 07, 2014  

U made me aware of such an important and crucial issue which has been degrading our society for years...i till now cannot come to the terms that our criminal law does not offer any help on this sensitive issue and that such a disgusting reason can be alleged on women who went through soo much...i really lyked the way u explained and threw some light on the topic....hope the judiciary realises this soon and bans these humiliating tests...thnxx..!!

MRJAKHAR,  March 07, 2014  

Thank..aamir sir.. U r really hero

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