many feminine neet 2022 Candidates in Maharashtra’s Washim district alleged that they were asked to remove their hijab before entering the examination hall. A police officer has said that some of the victim’s parents complained to them and investigation has been started. At least two Muslim women have approached the police. The incident is reportedly of Matoshree Shantabai Gote Faculty.
“The NEET (undergraduate) examination was conducted at six centers in Washim on Sunday. The incident took place at Matoshree Shantabai Gote Faculty, allegedly requesting two women to remove their burqa and hijab (face veil). Their application to the police claimed that the staff involved in investigating the students made objectionable remarks such as threatening to cut off the burkha-hijab if they did not remove it voluntarily,” the police officer said.
As per NTA guidelines, students wearing spiritual robes will have to report at the examination center two hours before. One of several scholars alleged that although he did Remove her hijab, yet she was treated badly by the invigilator during the exam.
One student claimed that the concerned school authorities first allowed him on the campus for the exam and then later directed him to take off his hijab and burqa. He also alleged that the employees also argued with him.
One of the many students claimed, “We requested them to take our exam and then let us in, but the staff concerned spoke rudely to us and their behavior was not good.” The parents of one of the many students said they have filed a complaint with the Washim city police station and demanded action against the school for appearing in an “arbitrary” manner.
A senior official said that Inspector Rafiq Shaikh of Washim Mahanagar police station is investigating the matter.
In another dress code row, around 100 female candidates of the medical entrance exam have claimed that they were asked to take off their bras before taking the exam. they were requested to remove their innerwear at the metal detection stage Search course. The gown code as an anti-cheating measure by the NTA states that college students are generally not allowed to wear any metal object or device while entering the examination hall. The advisory, however, talks about belts, it does not discuss undergarments similar to bras that may include underwires. The incident took place at the examination center in Kollam. The police have said that they can arrest the people concerned in the following complaints by the students.
With PTI inputs