Muslim girls face trouble at NEET examination centres in Kota, Washim for wearing hijabs While NEET aspirants in Rajasthan’s Kota were stopped at the entrance of the examination centre for wearing a hijab, students from Maharashtra’s Washim alleged that their hijabs were removed outside the examination hall.
Several Muslim students, who went to appear for the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) 2022 examinations in Rajasthan’s Kota and Maharashtra’s Washim on Sunday, faced trouble for wearing hijab.
In Kota, Muslim students were stopped at the entrance of the Modi College and asked to remove their hijabs. This created a dispute between the students and the police outside the centre.
The observer was called and the students were allowed to enter the premises after they signed a written application that if any kind of misconduct will be recorded during the examination, it would be his responsibility.
While students from Kota were allowed to give the examinations in their hijabs after a ruckus, several students from Washim were forced to remove their hijabs before giving the tests.
Nearly six students, including Iram Mohammad Zakir and Ariba Saman Azhar Hussain, complained about administrative officers and exam centre officials misbehaving and forcing them to remove their hijabs.
The students were called out of the examination hall at Matoshri Shantabai Gote College Mahavidyalaya and their hijabs were forcibly removed.
This irked the Muslim community and a large crowd gathered outside the campus. The police superintendent appointed a force outside the college for the safety of other students.
NEET DRESS CODE As per the official guidelines of the National Testing Agency, candidates are advised to wear casual and weather-appropriate clothing. However, avoid light-coloured clothes with full sleeves during the NEET examination.
The aspirants are not allowed to wear shoes. While students can wear customary or culturally appropriate outfits, they must report to the NEET exam centre a minimum of two hours prior to the reporting time to allow proper checking.