The Apex Court noted that it is strange that the practice of the "two-finger test" to test rape survivors is still a practice in society, and noted to the Union and the states to reject it from the educational syllabus of government and private medical colleges.
Bench composed of justices DY Chandrachud and Hima Kohli reversed the decision of the Jharkhand HC releasing a rape and murder convict and noted a verdict of a trial court holding him guilty.
The top court strongly said a 10-year-old verdict of the top court had noted the invasive "two-finger test" as a clear violation of a woman's dignity and privacy.
The Bench said "It is unfortunate that the practice is still prevalent even today. The procedure which tests vaginal laxity is upfront on women's dignity. It cannot be said that a sexually active woman cannot be raped".
It said a slew of guidelines to the Union and state government departments and asked all police heads and health secretaries of the states to make sure that the "two-finger test" is not conducted.
The apex court noted that any individual conducting the two-finger test will be noted guilty of misconduct.