Female Gynaecologist Performs ‘Virginity Test’ Of 10-Yr-Old Rape Victim; Sacked

Feminine Gynaecologist Performs ‘Virginity Check’ Of 10-Yr-Previous Rape Sufferer; Sacked

A feminine physician was dismissed from service in Punjab province of Pakistan for conducting a ‘virginity take a look at’ on a minor rape sufferer regardless of the follow being outlawed by the Lahore Excessive Courtroom, years in the past.

Pakistan SHOCKER: Female Gynaecologist Performs 'Virginity Test' Of 10-Yr-Old Rape Victim; Sacked
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Pakistan Information: A feminine gynaecologist was sacked by the Punjab authorities in Pakistan after it got here to mild that she had performed a ‘virginity take a look at’ on a minor rape sufferer regardless of the follow being banned within the nation.

As per a PTI report, the provincial authorities in Pakistan’s Punjab dismissed Dr Aliza Gill from service for conducting the two-finger virginity take a look at on a 10-year-old rape sufferer following the Lahore Excessive Courtroom (LHC) taking expressing its displeasure over the incident.

Taking critical word of the virginity take a look at being carried out on a minor rape sufferer, the LHC mentioned the take a look at is banned and can’t be carried out underneath any circumstances.

“Not at all, the take a look at may be carried out or documented within the medicolegal report,” LHC Justice Farooq Haider mentioned throughout the listening to on Tuesday. Justice Haider additionally expressed concern over the follow of the take a look at on the hospitals, regardless of a ban.

The decide famous how medical doctors are issuing medical certificates in opposition to the legislation and follow of conducting virginity checks is happening unabated in hospital regardless of the follow being outlawed by the highest courtroom over 4 years in the past.

“This can be a very critical matter and shouldn’t go unnoticed,” he mentioned.

In its response, the Punjab authorities advised the courtroom it had terminated the providers of Dr Aliza Gill who performed the virginity take a look at on the minor rape sufferer.

The federal government’s counsel Raja Maqsood mentioned knowledgeable the courtroom that in mild of the LHC judgement instructions have been issued to medical doctors throughout the province concerning the medicolegal examination of feminine victims of sexual assaults that the virginity take a look at should not be carried out or documented within the medicolegal report.

Maqsood advised the LHC that Surgeon Medical Officer of Punjab has additionally advisable forming a brand new medical board for the sufferer’s examination.

The decide adjourned the listening to until Thursday.

In 2020, the LHC had banned the two-finger virginity take a look at in rape examinations, terming it as “humiliating having no forensic worth”.

(With PTI inputs)




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