After the cases of the authorities allegedly forcing a girl to remove the button of her jeans and another to remove her bra in an effort to stop cheating and irregularities during National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET) exam in Kerala surfaced, many politicians across the nation has demanded probe into the matter.
An investigation was sought against the officials who humiliated these girls by the social activists and politicians. “Such kind of investigation during examination especially with girls is very wrong. If such kind of investigation is needed, then it should be conducted only by women. I condemn such things. This is very shameful for whole country and to all the women. If such kind of checking during examination starts to happen, then for sure women will start stop giving exams,” said Congress leader Sangeeta Sharma, reported DNA.
Another Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader VV Rajesh also expressed his opinion saying, “It is reported that some unfortunate things happened yesterday with candidates, who appeared for the NEET exam. I think the investigation has already been started to find out the actual culprits and stringent action will be taken against the person who has directed the invigilators to remove the clothes of the candidates. It is unfortunate and the BJP’s stand is very clear on this.”
“This is a very shameful thing. There needs to be a proper investigation against the person who has given such instructions. Instead of having metal detector at the venue, the children were asked to take off their clothes; their clothes were torn off. Those involved in this must be given punishment,” said Communist Party of India (CPI) leader Annie Raja.
During the NEET exam on Sunday at one of the center, the authorities allegedly made a girl to remove the button of her jeans which was metallic. Another teenage student was made to remove her bra as a part of strict measures to “stop cheating and irregularities.”
The incident has brought a controversy in the state. The state human rights commission said it would look into the issue.