Students’ Federation of India activists were today taken into custody for staging a protest outside the regional office of CBSE against the National Entrance-cum-Eligibility Test, police said. They said the activists were also protesting against the bizarre dress code with several candidates complaining of inconvenience when they came for the test on May 7. Police said 18 SFI activists were taken into custody for staging the protest without permission.
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The protesters also tried to hurl black ink at the CBSE office, police said. In a shocking incident, a girl in Kerala appearing for NEET was allegedly asked to remove her top innerwear, prompting widespread criticism. In Tamil Nadu, boys who had come in full-sleeve shirts had to trim it by using scissors, while girls had to remove hair pins and bands besides earrings and nose-pin as these accessories were not allowed.