Glimmer of hope

News Today 13-01-2021

For a failing state and deeply misogynist society, a section of Pakistan’s judiciary is proving to be a beacon, albeit faint, of hope. That, at least, is the message for those still optimistic about the future of India’s deeply troubled western neighbour. The cause for this optimism is a recent judgment by Lahore High Court which, extensively citing Indian judicial verdicts, has termed the so-called ‘virginity tests’ routinely conducted on survivors of rape or sexual assault a ‘blatant violation of the dignity of a woman’ and held them to be unconstitutional. (Read More)


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