1. NEET girl candidate ‘harassed’ over dress code

NEET girl candidate ‘harassed’ over dress code

In a shocking incident, a girl appearing for NEET exam at a centre in Kannur was allegedly told by an invigilator to remove her top innerwear, in the name of adhering to the CBSE dress code.

By: | Thiruvananthapuram | Published: May 8, 2017 4:20 PM
The mother of the 19-year-old candidate who appeared for the examination yesterday at a centre at Pariyaram in Kannur, claimed her daughter was asked to remove her top inner wear before writing the exam. (PTI)

In a shocking incident, a girl appearing for NEET exam at a centre in Kannur was allegedly told by an invigilator to remove her top innerwear, in the name of adhering to the CBSE dress code. The mother of the 19-year-old candidate who appeared for the examination yesterday at a centre at Pariyaram in Kannur, claimed her daughter was asked to remove her top inner wear before writing the exam. “After my daughter entered the exam centre, she came out and handed me her bra, saying she had been asked to remove it as per the CBSE dress code,” the girl’s mother said. She alleged the invigilator had directed her daughter to do so after a metal detector emitted a “beep sound”.

There was apparently a metal hook in the innerwear, which set off the alarm. Kannur District Police Chief G Siva Vikaram said a case would be registered if the parents or the girl filed a complaint. “So far we have not received any complaint. The Special Branch has been asked to look into the incident,” he said. National Eligibility cum Entrance Test or NEET-UG is an entrance examination for students who wish to study any graduate medical course in the country.

Different centres in the state also reported instances of girls being asked to remove their head scarves and full sleeve dresses of both girls and boys being cut off. The issue echoed in the state assembly, which is in session, with Education Minister C Raveendranath saying the government would look into the matter. However, state education department sources said the state had no role in the conduct of the NEET exam. All directions on its conduct was being given by CBSE, they said.

Former state unit chief of the Congress, V M Sudheeran, condemned the incident and said, “The ordeal (of the girl) was cruel and a blot on the state.” He also demanded that the government conduct a probe and punish the guilty. The Kerala Women’s Commission has ordered a probe into the incident. CPI(M) MP P K Sreemathi also condemned the incident, saying the authorities would be held responsible if the girl failed to qualify as she had been “mentally harassed”.

  1. Suresh Bharadwaj
    May 10, 2017 at 12:00 pm
    What NEET 2017 proved is that the Indian Hindu symbols of ear ring, nose ring and marital ring are now added to the Indian Hindu symbols of bindi, kunkuma, sindhura and sari to be attacked by strong forces in India. India 2017 Attacks Indian Hindu Religion, Indian Hindu Temples of Indian Hindu Gods and Goddesses, Indian Hindu Ladies, Indian Hindu Dress, Indian Hindu Symbols, Signs and Representations. Very soon, Pure, Proud and Patriotic Indian Hindus will become a minority in India and India will have a majority of people who are Iranian Hindu Shia Muslims. Since August 15, 1947, Millions of Indian Hindus have been partially converted into Iranian Shia Hindu Muslim followers of Iranian Shia Muslim Shirdi Chand Mia Shirdi Sai Baba. Since August 15, 1947, Lakhs of Indian Hindu Temples of Indian Hindu Gods and Goddesses Vishnu, Brahma, Shiva, Subramanya, Someshwara, Rama and Krishna have been partially converted into Iranian Shia Muslim Bhavans of Iranian Shia Muslim Shirdi Chand
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      Bilal
      May 9, 2017 at 3:16 pm
      In a country strugg with so many other socio-economic problems the dress code direcive by the authorities is an attack on the rights of students. It shows how rough and unpolished our education system is and how inapt those put in-charge are. The harassment caused to many candidates who do not want to reveal parts of their body or those who are shy of showing their body must have missed the intellect of those who passed such directives. There doesn't seem to be any room for personal choice and there is no regard for peoples privacy in this country. It is indeed a SHAME FOR THEM. I would appeal to all those who see this a a gross violation of the rights of candidates to stand up together and against this type of 'gundagardi' by those put incharge. If this has not happend to your daughter or son today do not think it is not coming your way.
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      1. Roshini Ranjan
        May 8, 2017 at 6:42 pm
        NEET Dresscode this is disgrace to the human rights, how can the CBSE people decide which is right way to write exam, its not good thing,
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        1. Subhathra Goyal
          May 8, 2017 at 6:07 pm
          In a shocking incident, a female candidate who appeared at a NEET centre here on Sunday claimed she had to remove her innerwear before sitting for the entrance test. Other women candidates too faced a harrowing experience due to a strict dress code in force.
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