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India’s Top Court Bans Degrading ‘Two-Finger’ Rape Test

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image Activists protest against gender-based violence, in Delhi, India, October 12, 2020.  © 2020 Amarjeet kumar Singh/SOPA Images via AP Photo On October 31, India’s Supreme Court ruled that anyone who conducts the “regressive and invasive” two-finger test on survivors of sexual assault or rape will be guilty of misconduct. The judgment brings hope that the justice system will finally stop using this unscientific process. The “two-finger test” involves the examining doctor inserting two fingers inside the vagina of a rape survivor to assess whether the girl or woman is a…

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