“Ministers face calls for apology as extent of 1970s ‘virginity tests’ revealed”

Ministers are facing demands for an official apology to at least 80 Asian women who were subjected to “virginity tests” by immigration staff when they tried to come to Britain in the late 1970s.

The demands follow the disclosure of confidential Home Office files that show that intimate examinations – used to “check the marital status” of Indian and Pakistani women coming to Britain to marry – were on a far wider scale than was previously known.

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