On Monday, a 17-year-old girl’s father told the media that his daughter had to write to exam without a bra.
Kochi: The controversy around women NEET candidates being forced to write their exams at a centre without wearing a bra does not seem to be dying down anytime soon. The incident took place in Kerala’s Kollam on Sunday and Kerala Higher Education Minister R Bindu has written to Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan urging Centre’s intervention.
On Monday, a 17-year-old girl’s father told the media that his daughter had to write to exam without a bra. It was also alleged that around 90% of the women aspirants had to open their bra and keep them at a storeroom.
The alleged incident took place at the Mar Thoma Institute of Information Technology centre after the bra hooks beeped during the security check.
Meanwhile, the exam centre superintendent said the complaint is “fictitious and filed with wrong intentions”.
The father’s complaint quoted a security personnel and said, “Is your future or innerwear big for you? Just remove it and don’t waste our time (sic).”
Expressing shock and dismay, Bindu shot off a letter to Pradhan saying, “The shame and shock of this unexpected turn of events have affected the morale and composure of the students whose performance in the test was consequently affected…I write to place on record that we take strong exception to such inhuman behaviour from an agency that has only been entrusted with the task of conducting the examination in a fair manner.”
The Kerala Police have registered a case against those who carried out security checks and allegedly asked them to take off their underwear.