Delhi government’s controversial advisory to hospitals to not completely ban the per vaginal examination, also known as the two-finger test, of victims of sexual assault has put on hold. “Since there is scope for misinterpretation of the advisory, the chief minister has asked for a review. We would be reviewing the matter in the afternoon today, and if it is required, we will put it on hold for the time being,” said a source in the Delhi government.
“Though the clarification is based on the expert opinion of a team of gynaecologists and forensic medicine specialists, we still plan to involve more doctors and experts for the final review,” said the government source. “The test is not to judge the woman under examination. To do away with this pelvic examination would amount to incomplete assessment of the victim and result in injustice and low conviction rates,” the Delhi government advisory stated.