In a stunning and weird incident, almost 90% of girls medical aspirants showing for the NEET UG (Nationwide Eligibility cum Entrance Check (Undergraduate) examination have been allegedly pressured to take away their innerwear earlier than coming into the examination centre in Kollam on Sunday.
The incident came about within the Mar Thoma Institute Of Data Expertise in Ayoor city of Kollam district, Kerala.
A grievance has been filed by one of many pupil’s dad and mom concerning the inhuman remedy meted on his daughter to the Superintendent of Police of Kollam Rural.
In keeping with the mother or father, who spoke to NDTV, the authorities’ motive for asking college students to take away their innerwear was they “suspected one thing beneath”.
“As they have been scanning her (my daughter) they advised the steel detector has beeped and therefore she ought to take away her innerwear. When my daughter refused, they mentally harassed her,” mentioned the mother or father.
He additional added that the authorities on the examination corridor demanded the identical from almost 90% of the feminine college students current. They threatened to disallow the examination if anybody protested.
“The inside wears of all college students have been dumped in a storeroom and solely after that, they have been allowed to take a seat for the examination,” he advised NDTV.
It could be famous that the NEET costume code has no such obligatory guidelines earlier than sitting for the examination.
A complete of 18,72,329 candidates registered for NEET of which 10.64 lakh have been females, in keeping with the info shared by NTA. The examination was performed at 3,570 centres in 497 cities, together with 14 cities outdoors India.
Siasat.com spoke to one of many officers of Mar Thoma Institute Of Data Expertise who, on situation of anonymity, categorically denied any involvement of school authorities within the incident.
The officer mentioned that the checking and steel detection work is finished by the crew of the Nationwide Testing Company (NTA).
NTA is an autonomous and self-sustained testing group that conducts entrance examinations for admission/fellowship in greater instructional establishments.
“All of the looking out particularly the steel detection work is finished in a closed room. We have no idea what occurred there. The faculty authorities have been assigned the work of invigilators and therefore had no concept what occurred earlier than the scholars entered the examination corridor,” the school official mentioned.
Requested if any of the feminine college students complained concerning the remedy, the official denied it.
Siasat.com additionally tried to contact the Kollam Rural police station however in useless.
This isn’t the primary time feminine college students have gone via such an ordeal. In 2017, within the Kannur district of Kerala, whereas showing for NEET, a feminine candidate alleged that she was pressured to take away her innerwear earlier than sitting for the doorway check. Different girls candidates too confronted a harrowing expertise because of a strict costume code in power.