In Kerala, India, there have been allegations that women candidates were forced to enter the center in their underwear while appearing for the National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET) for medical admissions.News from NDTV.
The exam was held in India last Sunday and Tuesday. A center in Kerala’s Kollam district has alleged that women candidates were molested before appearing for the exam.
Several allegations have come forward in this incident in Kerala. A case has been registered against those who conducted the security search in the exam center, who asked the women candidates to remove their underwear to enter the center.
A state minister of the state has requested the center to take action regarding the incident. A few hours later, the country’s National Testing Agency formed a special team to investigate the allegations.
This autonomous body of India conducts medical entrance exams. The organization says that they have not given any instructions to women candidates to enter the center without underwear.
However, the supervisor of the test center told the National Testing Agency that this allegation is fictitious. The complaint is made with malicious intent.
According to the complaining women examinees, security checks are conducted with machines while entering the center. During the search, the sound came from the metal hook in their underwear. At this time they were asked to leave their underwear and enter the center.
A victim, a female student, said, “They asked us to take off our underwear and put it on a table. All underwear is kept in one place. We didn’t even know if we would get it later.’
Yesterday, the father of an examinee complained about this to the police. He said in the complaint that his daughter was forced to enter the Mar Thoma Institute of Information Technology center in her underwear to take part in the three-hour test. 90 percent of the center’s female examinees have had the same experience.
Yesterday Kerala Higher Education Minister R Bindu wrote a letter to the country’s Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan in this regard. He termed the incident as a naked attack on the dignity and honor of women students. He demanded strict action in this incident.