VIRGINITY TEST

  • Indonesian police force orders women recruits to undergo virginity tests, activists protest across the world November 21, 2014

    Jakarta: Human Rights Watch urged Indonesia's national police to halt "discriminatory" virginity tests for women applying to join the force in the world's most populous Muslim-majority country. The rights group said women applicants are required to be both unmarried and virgins, and the virginity test is still widely used despite the...
  • MP: 350 women allegedly put through virginity, pregnancy tests June 9, 2013

    Betul: Close to 350 women were allegedly asked to go through virginity and pregnancy tests during a mass marriage programme in Betul. Sources said that the tests were apparently ordered by the government officials. The incident took place at Harad village in Betul, a tribaldominated district. About 90 women who underwent...
  • MP: 350 women put through virginity, pregnancy tests June 8, 2013

    Betul (MP): As many as 350 women were allegedly put through virginity and pregnancy tests during a mass marriage programme organised by the Madhya Pradesh government at Harad village in the tribaldominated district. Sources said that the tests were apparently ordered by the government officials. A day after the alleged incident,...
  • Egyptian court bans military 'virginity tests' December 29, 2011

    Cairo: An Egyptian court on Tuesday ordered the country's military rulers to stop the use of "virginity tests" on female detainees, in a rare condemnation by a civilian tribunal of a military practice that has caused an uproar among activists and rights groups. The virginity test allegations first surfaced after a...
  • Rape a weapon of war in Libya: Hillary Clinton June 17, 2011

    Hillary Clinton has accused Libya's Muammar Gaddafi of using rape and violence against women as 'tools of war.' The rebels claim they have proof of these allegations. ...
  • Egyptians decry 'virginity tests' on protesters June 1, 2011

    Cairo: Activists and bloggers are pressing Egypt's military rulers to investigate accusations of serious abuses against protesters, including claims that soldiers subjected female detainees to socalled "virginity tests". Bloggers say they will hold a day of online protest on Wednesday to voice their outrage, adding to criticism of the Supreme Council...
  • Virginity test controversy: UK govt to apologise? May 11, 2011

    London: It took two Australian legal academics to unearth old skeletons lying in the British government's cupboard. While submitting a university paper they disclosed that the British government's official records on virginity tests on Indian and Pakistani women entering Britain to marry was on a far larger scale...
  • NCW slams MP govt for forcing virginity test July 14, 2010

    New Delhi: The National Commission for Women has slammed the Madhya Pradesh government for doing virginity tests on women before a mass marriage ceremony in June 2009. CNNIBN has accessed exclusive details of the National Commission for Women's inquiry report on the virginity test. The report says the virginity or...
  • NHRC notice to MP on virginity test for brides July 21, 2009

    New Delhi: Nearly a month after the incident and a week after it hit headlines and created a furore in parliament, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Tuesday said it has issued notice to Madhya Pradesh on the virginity tests conducted on brides at a mass wedding there. The...
  • Skeptical NCW to probe Bhopal virginity test case July 14, 2009

    New Delhi: The National Commission for Women (NCW) has found "unsatisfactory" the report of Madhya Pradesh government into the alleged virginity tests conducted on brides during a statesponsored mass marriage there and decided to probe into the matter itself. "The report submitted to us by the Shahdol district administration of...
  • Opposition corners MP govt on brides' virginity tests July 13, 2009

    New Delhi: In a shocking incident scores of young women were allegedly subjected to virginity tests by the administration in Madhya Pradesh. The young women were to get married under the Kanya Daan scheme in which mass marriages are performed by the Madhya Pradesh government. It is a scheme on which Shivraj...
  • Virginity tests anger brides July 13, 2009

    Bhopal: At a mass wedding in Madhya Pradesh just before the ceremony was to begin, a wouldbe bride developed labour pains, shocking those present. Virginity and pregnancy tests were ordered on the 152 prospective brides, of whom 14 were detected to be pregnant. The incident, that left activists and tribals fuming,...