Published On : Tue, May 9th, 2017

NEET dress code row: 4 school teachers in Kerala suspended

Neet Exam
Kannur: Four school teachers in Kerala suspended over ‘dress code harassment’ during the NEET medical exam in Kannur.

The move comes after angry parents hurt over the manner in which their daughters were forced to remove their clothes, including inner wear, for appearing in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test, filed complaints before the Central Board of Secondary Education and the National Human Rights Commission.

The strict adherence to the CBSE’s anti-cheating dress code for those appearing for the NEET saw an invigilator asking a student in Pariyaram in Kannur to remove her bra before writing the exam on Sunday.

Reacting to the incident, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said “forcibly implementing such regulations in the name of dress code cannot be accepted by any civilised society.”

A few complaints have been received on the manner in which some students were frisked in certain examination centres, he said in a Facebook Post.

He said a student was asked to remove her inner wear.

“If the incident is true, it is a serious violation of human rights. Such restrictions will mentally affect the children appearing for the exams,” the chief minister said.

The Kerala Child Rights Commission has sought a detailed report from CBSE within 10 days, even as the Kerala Human Rights Commission suo motu registered a case against the CBSE and demanded a high level probe.