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CBSE violated Judicial verdict in NEET exam instructions: SIO

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Demanding correction regarding dress code instructions of NEET exam aspirants according to court judgements, SIO delegation met CBSE authorities to, hand over memorandum along with students’ complaints. After picketing CBSE Head office here in Delhi, SIO National secretaries Jaseem pp, and Syed Azharuddinn held a talk with Asst.Director Dr Bharadwaj and expressed their protest in very shocking incidents of harassment and clear cut violation of Kerala high court judgement which took place in the name of security and transparency in many NEET 2017 Exam centres across the country conducted by CBSE.

In Memorandum SIO accused that CBSE can’t wash its hands off by simply taking action against teachers of Kannur incident, in which student is forced to remove top innerwear. Many students are out there who denied permission to exam centres only because they put on headscarves. Some are forced to remove the same to get entry to exam halls. This is the clear crystal violation of The Hon’ble Kerala high court verdict last year.

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The Hon’ble High Court of Kerala observes in its verdict WP(c).No. 6813/2016(B) that “Board shall permit all candidates, who based on the religious practice want to wear headscarf and full sleeved length dress, to appear for exams’. Even the invigilators and many authorities are unaware of Kerala High Court verdict of 2016, they had said that the CBSE dress code shall not be enforced against the candidates who, by the virtue of Article 25, are protected from wearing such dress as prescribed in the injunctions of their faith.

Some complaints are attached along with the memorandum. SIO of India demanded CBSE to look into such complaints and redress it forever. For that CBSE should revise and correct its dress code instructions for the years to come. SIO Accused further that it seems CBSE didn’t take the court order seriously despite of the court suggestion to take necessary steps to protect religious rights of students for upcoming years.

Syed Azharuddin,
National Secretary
SIO of India.

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