- Dress code to check cheating turned into harrassment for NEET aspirants
- Parents had a harrowing time scrounging for clothes that were 'allowed'
- Rules also included no brooch/badge, high-heeled shoes and flowers
When the metal detector beeped, a teen at a women-only exam centre in Kannur was allegedly ordered to take off her bra. With just minutes to the exam, she had no choice.
"My daughter went inside the centre only to return a few minutes later to hand over her bra," said her mother, a teacher. She added that she had to travel 2.5 km at 8.30 am to buy clothes because "dark-coloured lowers weren't allowed". Many others went through the ordeal, she alleged.
Lakhs of students across India took the NEET test for undergraduate medical courses. According to an official website, women candidates were to wear "light clothes with half sleeves not having big buttons or brooch/badge or flowers, with salwar/ trouser and slippers or sandals with low heels, not shoes."
He expressed surprise at the allegation that a teen was asked to remove her underwear. "I don't know where this is coming from," he replied, adding that he had called a meeting of those involved in frisking at the school.
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