Watch | Hijab-clad girls stopped from entering exam hall

Authorities in Bidar Institute of Medical Sciences (BRIMS) did not allow hijab-clad girls to appear for the BSc Nursing examination on February 10.

Adnan Imtiyaz, a student, complained that officials had been stopping girls from appearing for the examination. He shared a video clip of an examination hall where an examiner stops girls from entering the hall and stands guard outside. He asks them to remove their hijab if they want to be allowed to appear for the examination.

BRIMS Director Chandrakant Chillargi denied the allegation that students wearing hijab were not allowed inside the examination hall. The students were stopped for a few minutes outside the hall to enable examiners to check their identity cards and to rule out proxy candidates. Dr. Chillargi said that the staff on exam duty had only asked the girls to produce their Identity cards at the entrance, as it is difficult to recognise students if their faces are covered with head scarves.

Referring to the video clip that was shared on social media, the director said that the examination hall in-charge was asking outsiders, who had accompanied the girls, to leave the campus, and there was no violation of any rule.

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