Women were stripped for MP virginty tests: NCW

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Girija Vyas
New Delhi, Jul 22: The National Commission for Women (NCW) committee, which probe in the virginity tests row that took place in Madhya Pradesh's mass wedding on Jun 30, has found that women were asked to strip and were subjected to physical examination.

The NCW team said that women were examined downwards from their abdomen. “It may not be virginity tests, but women were subjected to humiliation. This physical examination was not necessary," sources said.

NCW chairperson Girija Vyas said the inqury committee has submitted its report. "The CM should review the whole scheme rather than sweeping this case under the carpet. There are lacunae in this method which must be reviewed to ensure that such incidents do not take place in future," Vyas said.

Meanwhile, the Shadol district administration officials claim that the brides were not subjected to virginity test but only a 'procedural medical examination was held to prevent misuse of the scheme'.

Earlier, Madhya Pradesh government had claimed that no physical examination was conducted on women who participated Madhya Pradesh"s Mukhyamantri Kanyadaan Yojana on Jun 30.

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