News By/Courtesy: Architha | 08 Jan 2019 21:59pm IST

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  • Dr. Indrajit Khandekar, professor of forensic medicine in Maharashtra's Sewagram, has written to the Medical Council of India (MCI) looking for deleting the 'two-finger test' from the curriculum.
  • Dr. Khandekar has affirmed that the test has no logical premise and disregards human rights.
  • He believes that the test does not give any definitive proof of vaginal intercourse or sexual history.

Dr. Indrajit Khandekar, professor of forensic medicine at Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (MGIMS) in Maharashtra's Sewagram, has written to the Medical Council of India (MCI) looking for deleting the 'two-finger test' or the 'virginity test' from the curriculum of MBBS programs. Dr. Khandekar has affirmed that the test has no logical premise and disregards human rights. He believes that the test does not give any definitive proof of vaginal intercourse or sexual history. He further states the way that the procedure is done, puts the victim through physical and mental agony. The test, he says, at present finds a place in all course readings, demonstrates no logical significance. He likewise asserts that the references to the test make a misinformed observation about the procedure in the brains of medicos, the general population and even the judiciary. In his own words “Till it stays in the curriculum, textbooks will devote chapters on this and students will continue to learn and perhaps practice when asked to perform such a test by the police or courts. Duplicates of his report have likewise been sent to the Union Ministry of Health, Ministry of Women and Child Development and Registrar of the Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, Dr. KD Chavhan. The Supreme Court had, in Lillu @Rajesh and another v. Territory of Haryana decided that the two-finger test damages the privilege of assault survivors to protection, physical and mental integrity and dignity.

Section Editor: Priyanshu Gupta | 08 Jan 2019 22:04pm IST


Tags : #India#MBBS#Two-fingerTest

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