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PIL Filed Before Kerala HC Seeking Compensation For Girls Who Were Asked To Remove Bras During NEET

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A few days back, the country witnessed one of the most shameful acts carried out during a national-level exam. And this was when the female candidates for the National Eligibility Entrance Test were asked to remove their bras because the metal hooks in the bras beeped during the security check. Many girls shared their agonising experience of writing three hours paper without bras and said that they covered themselves with dupattas. In favour of these female aspirants and their traumatising experience of human rights violation, a PIL has been recently filed before the Kerala High Court to seek justice for the girls.

The incident had taken place at the Thoma Institute of Information Technology in Ayur, Kerala. After the shameful incident, some teachers were also suspended. Recently, the Kerala High Court received a Public Litigation Interest that asked for compensation and justice for the female NEET aspirants. According to the article, the PIL also requests the centre to frame a standardised process to conduct examinations. In the PIL, the petitioner has also demanded the National Test Agency to take retests for the girls within two weeks.

The PIL also highlighted the fact that the incident is not a first-time occurrence, instead, a similar incident had taken place in 2017 in Kannur. The PIL further states that the lack of standardisation in the process of conducting these National level exams has become one of the reasons for such human rights violation acts. The plea asking for justice for the female candidates also pointed out that due to the traumatising experience, girls could not focus on the exam and therefore rightly deserve a second chance. Further, the petitioner also attached some authentic news reports to back the arguments. The Kerala High Court Bench of Justice K. Vinod Chandran and Justice C. Jayachandran will hear the PIL on July 29, Friday and decide on the case.

Also Read: 5 Women Arrested For Forcing Female Students To Remove Bras During NEET Exams

The PIL should be considered a matter of utmost importance. Let us wait for more updates on the same.

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