MBBS Entrance 2017: AIIMS Advisory Clarifies 'Religion' Dress Code Rule
AIIMS MBBS Entrance Examination is scheduled to be conducted on 28 May 2017 and in a latest 'important advisory', the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) clarified its position on the questions raised on the 'harsh dress code'. In its advisory, the examination section of AIIMS asked the students to reach the exam centre early to allow adequate time for frisking, "If religion or customs require you to wear any particular headgear."
Students and parents have earlier complained about the dress code after the admit cards
for the entrance examination mentioned headgears and scarfs under the prohibited items' list.
"While AIIMS does not specify any particular dress it is expected that you would dress conventionally appropriate for the summer," said the advisory.
"Please note that hats, caps, scarfs, and similar headgear as well as goggles, thick-soled footwear and large metallic buttons are prohibited", it added.
However, then the advisory says, "if religion or customs require you to wear any particular headgear, please visit the centre early to allow adequate time for frisking".AIIMS MBBS Entrance Exam Advisory
Meanwhile, Kerala High Court has allowed Muslim female candidates to appear in the AIIMS MBBS entrance in their religious dress code, claimed Advocate Fathima Thahiliya, National Vice President of Muslim Students Federation (MSF). MSF along with MSF Haritha and MediFed had approached the Kerala High Court againt the entrance dress code.
Ameen Hassan, student activist and guardian of a candidate who is appearing this year's AIIMS MBBS entrance examination said that the court order is a relief to the students who wants to follow their religious dress code.
"But going to courts again and again for religious freedom is not a welcoming trend for all those who believe in democracy", added the activist from Kerala.
The harsh frisking students faced during the NEET examination invited controversy recently.
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