Kollam (Kerala): Shocker from Kerala during NEET exam, students allegedly forced to remove their inner wears before exam. A girl student appearing for the NEET medical entrance exam in Kerala was allegedly forced to remove her bra as a sound was heard from the metallic hook of her bra during the security check. The matter has come to the fore after a complaint was lodged with the police by the girl’s father.
At a NEET center in the state’s Kollam district, women security personnel asked the girl to remove her bra because of the “metallic hook”. The student later gave the bra to her mother so that she could be allowed to sit for the exam. He also asked for a shawl to cover himself.
The Marthoma Institute of Information Technology, the center in Chadamangalam, has denied taking any responsibility in the matter. Meanwhile, Kollam’s police chief has confirmed that a complaint has been lodged by the girl’s parents in this regard.
“Is your future or innerwear big for you? Just remove it and don’t waste our time,” the girl was told, according to her father’s complaint to the police.
In the complaint, the father of the student has said, “After security check, my daughter was told that the metal detector had detected the hook of the innerware. Therefore, she was asked to remove it. About 90 percent of the female students were asked to remove their innerware from the storeroom. These candidates had to be mentally disturbed while writing the paper. “There are unconfirmed reports that another student was asked to take off the jeans as it had metal buttons and pockets. It was also told that the dress sleeves of many girl students were cut to prevent copying.
For tens of thousands of medical aspirants, clearing the NEET security check is a huge challenge. Candidates are asked not to carry stationary and follow a strict dress code, in which wallets, handbags, belts, caps, jewellery, shoes and heels are banned.
The Kollam incident appears to be an example of the restrictions taken too far, to egregious levels.