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Two Finger Test

Two Finger Test

Hello Friends, In it, I am going to explain to you about the Two Finger Test.

The court said that Two finger test is a blow to rape victims. The court said in the decision of the top court, The test of two fingers was said to be a violation of the dignity and dignity of the women. The Court said that, unfortunately, the system is still pervasive. Unfortunately, the test continues, it should not be a test now. It cannot be said that in terms of sexual relations active woman cannot be raped. Let us tell you that in the two-finger test, the virginity test is done by putting one or two fingers in the secret part of the victim. 

The test is done so that it can be found out whether there was a physical relationship with the woman or not. If both fingers go on the private part, then the woman is considered sexually active. And in the same way, the proof of the woman not being a virgin is considered. Although science also completely denies such a test. The same court issued some instructions to the state and central government. And the police and health secretaries were asked to ensure that, The two-finger test should not be done.

The Supreme Court declared the two-finger test unconstitutional in 2003. And said that this test should not be done. The method of the two-finger test is not scientific. And by putting two fingers in the genitals of the woman, it is tested whether she has cannabis in the blank or not. Two finger test is considered a symbol of a male-dominated mentality. It is assumed that sexually active sexually are less likely to experience sexual violence. the Supreme Court has said that this examination is based on a misconception. that a sexually active woman cannot be raped.

What is a Hymen – A membrane which partially closes the opening of the vagina and whose presence is traditionally taken to be a mark of virginity. In May 2013, The Supreme Court banned the two-finger test on rape victims because it violates their right to privacy. The court had asked the government to provide better medical procedures to confirm sexual assault.  The bench directed the Union Health Ministry to ensure that survivors of sexual assault and rape are not subject to finger tests. The Bench directed the Union Govt. as well as State Governments to ensure that the guidelines formulated by the Department of Health and Family Welfare are circulated to all Govt. and private hospitals.

The Bench further directed to conduct workshops for health providers to communicate appropriate procedures examining survivors of sexual assault. It also directed to review of curriculums in medical schools so that the two-finger test is not prescribed as one of the procedures to be adopted while examining survivors of sexual assault and rape. On 31 October 2022, the Supreme Court banned the two-finger test. The bench of Justices DY chandrachud and Hema Kohli expressing displeasure said that strict action will be taken against those who do this.

Along with this, it has also been decided to inform the policemen and doctors about this decision. The court said that there is no scientific basis to confirm rape or not based on this test. An invasive way to investigate. Instead, the women suffer again. Two finger test should not be done. It is also known as the virginity test. And its purpose is to check the coolness of a woman’s vagina. Primarily knowing whether he is sexually transmitted or not. This test is done on the rape victims to confirm the rape.

Two finger test is done by a doctor, who puts two fingers in a rape survivor’s vaginal tap. To check the purity of his muscles. The court said that such a test is reminding the victim again. At the same time, the court, while traveling hard on the two-finger test, said that this is the result of wrong thinking. we should take strict action who do this. Taking another progressive step, the Supreme Court of India on Monday prohibited the use of a rather inhumane ‘ two-finger test’ in cases of rape and sexual assaults.

The Supreme Court bench of Justice DY Chandrachud and Justice Hima Kohli made the observations. Anyone conducting a ‘ two-finger ‘ test on sexual assault survivors will be held of misconduct.

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