trouser test


trouser test
   the forced inspection of a prepuce to determine religion
   A feature of the horrendous events which followed the partition of India in 1947:
    Muslims in Mumbai were given the 'trouser test' by mobs of Sena activists, a euphemism which refers to the ripping off of a man's trousers in search of a foreskin. If he lacks one, he is drenched in kerosene and lit. (French, 1997 — Mumbai was then called, as it still is by many, Bombay)

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