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NEET 2018: HC allows Sikh students to wear Kada and Kirpan

By: Sakshi Awasthi on May 04, 2018

The Sikh students aspiring to appear for NEET 2018 are relaxed as those candidates who wish to wear Kara and Kirpan inside the examination hall are provided permission by the High Court on Thursday. The High Court also mentioned that those students must reach examination hall at least one hour prior to the actual reporting time for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) which is scheduled to be conducted on May 6, 2018.

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The NEET Examination is conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) in order to provide admissions to various Under Graduate courses offered by Government and Private Medical colleges of India. A Bench of Justice S. Ravindra Bhat and Justice A. K. Chawla directed the Board to “accommodate” all the Sikh students who wish to wear Kada and Kirpan, as there is no recorded incidence of misuse of the Kada and Kirpan. The Court also notified that the Board must ask those students to reach their respective examination centres “early for screening.”

Advocate A. P. S. Ahluwalia who was representing the Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee argued that there had been no law barring the Sikh students to carry Kada and Kirpan to the examination hall. He also mentioned that the members of Sikh community can carry Kada and Kirpan to various places including aircraft.

Earlier strict guidelines regarding the Dress Code for the NEET candidates was issued by the CBSE, according to whichNEET candidates could not wear any ornament to the examination centre on the date of exam. However, a provision was provided for the married female candidates who can wear Bangles and Mangal Sutra to the examination centre.

During the Court proceeding, the Board asserted that the ban of metal articles and other items were not intended to hurt any community.

There had been arguments in the court regarding the Dress Code issued by the CBSE as the guidelines had imposed strict control on articles such as belts, shoes, earrings bangles etc.

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