NEET UG exam: Students allegedly forced to remove inner wears during frisking process in Kerala

NEET UG exam: Students allegedly forced to remove inner wears during frisking process in Kerala

The incident occurred at the Mar Thoma Institute of Information Technology, Ayur, on Sunday, July 17, and it came to light after the father of a student filed a complaint about this happening with the police in Kollam.

K RaveendranUpdated: Monday, July 18, 2022, 11:43 PM IST
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NEET UG exam: Students allegedly forced to remove inner-wears during frisking process in Kerala | (PTI Photo)

A few female candidates at the NEET exam in Kollam district, Kerala, were asked to remove their inner-wear before entering the examination hall at Marthoma Institute of Information Technology in Aur. Higher education minister R Bindhu called it a violation of human rights and has sought action against those involved. The minister said, “It is most unfortunate. Such incidents shouldn’t happen in future.”

Some of the aspirants were so humiliated that they couldn’t write their paper properly. One of them, whose father came forward to lodge a formal complaint, said his daughter has a good academic record but was humiliated and couldn’t perform well. He said it’s nothing but harassment in the name of dress code.

According to the man’s complaint, his daughter was asked to remove her inner-wear at the metal detection stage during frisking before entering the centre. The complainant said several other girls also had to face a similar experience, which disturbed them greatly.

The girl told her parents that many other female aspirants were also in tears, but some cut the metal hooks on their inner-wears to be allowed to wear them. The girls were asked by the institute authorities to get shawls from their parents, but many could not pass on the message.

The institute authorities, however, claimed they had no role in it as it was done by the agency which was entrusted with the task of security.

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