The controversy around this year's AIPMT exam isn't over by far. The SC order of strict dress code during the exam became the reason for a handful of students not taking the exam. A Muslim student from Lucknow quit the All-India Pre Medical Test (AIPMT) as she would not like to remove her abaya (free over-article of clothing worn with a headscarf) in accordance with the Supreme Court request maintaining restriction on headscarves and long sleeves amid the exam.
"I would preferably not take the exam than put my religious conclusions in question," said Umama (name changed), who has been wearing abaya since youth. She said she was requested that remove her abaya and bring the exam with her headscarf on.
Rehana said this was not the end of her desire to turn into a specialist. "This would have been my first endeavor at AIPMT, yet I wouldn't fret squandering a year and showing up for the Uttar Pradesh Combined Pre-Medical Test if the call is a restriction on my clothing or my reasoning. I don't lament taking this stand," she said.
Rehana, who had taken a year off to plan for the exam, was not the only one. In Thiruvananthapuram, 19-year-old Catholic religious recluse Sr Seba was not permitted to take AIPMT after she declined to uproot her head shroud and cross joined to it.
"Yet, I suspected that the school would allow me to utilize the head cover subsequent to searching and I came to the inside by 8 am. I was subjected to checking at 8.30 and was holding up in the line when the school important drew nearer me requesting that I uproot the shroud to compose the exam," Seba told.
She consented to evacuate the shroud yet argued that she be permitted to cover her head with a scarf. Be that as it may, Sathyadas, the central of the school where her examination focus was found, said he comprehended her religious slants however had no real option except to agree to the request.
"I then counseled my mom. My bosses educated me that I ought not evacuate my cloak as it was against our custom. Taking after this, I returned to religious community without composing the exam."
The key said they didn't permit Seba into the exam corridor since she was not prepared to experience searching. "We were given composed rules to be taken after for the behavior of the examination. She was not prepared to permit anyone to try and touch her shroud."
Cardinal Baselios Mar Cleemis of Malankara Catholic Church said the episode was aggravating and brings up issues with respect to the privileges of a native.
"We don't wish to rake up a discussion over the issue however it is aggravating to note that the cloister adherent was not permitted to wear her religious gear despite the fact that she was prepared to experience security check. Would could it be that is being focused on "” religious images or exam misbehaviors?"
The strict clothing standard, which banished students from wearing full-sleeved shirts, metallic things and shoes too, constrained five sanctified through water Sikh students in Punjab, Chandigarh and Jaipur to uproot their articles of confidence before taking the exam.
Three purified through water Sikh students were permitted to take the test in Bathinda after they evacuated their "kirpans" (little swords) and "karas" (iron bangles).
Two female students, Gurpreet Kaur and Harsimrat Kaur, too needed to leave their articles of confidence behind before taking the exam.
At an exam focus in Chandigarh's Sector-47, Karanbir Singh from Patiala was requested that evacuate his "kara" and sword before he was permitted to take the test.
The young's dad, Jarnail Singh, said, "I needed to hotel a grumbling however did not as my child was getting late for the exam. He at long last gave over the articles to me."
The controls have irritated Sikh religious bodies. Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee extra secretary D S Bedi said they were battling a fight for the privilege to wear religious images outside the nation and it is troubling that Sikhs need to face this here
Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee president Manjit Singh GK said they would challenge the choice of a Jaipur school to not let an absolved Sikh student, Jagjit Singh, enter the AIPMT exam focus until he had removed his "kara" and 'kirpan