Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Kerala HC exempts two Muslim girls from dress code for AIPMT

The Kerala High Court on Tuesday granted conditional exemption to two Muslim girls from the dress code introduced by the CBSE for candidates of All India Pre-Medical Test slated for July 25.

While allowing the litigants to wear headgear/hijab during the examination, the bench of justice K Vinod Chandran said the exemption was applicable only for the petitioners.

Earlier this month, the CBSE had issued a bunch of instructions, including dress code, for the students appearing for the All-India pre-medical test.

The court directed that the petitioners, who got permission to wear hijab, should turn up before a woman invigilator half an hour before the exam. Besides, the woman invigilator would be free to examine them while the test is going on if she develops any suspicion.

The CBSE told the court that the dress code was not meant to hurt any religious sentiments, but to prevent malpractices during the examination.

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