Four school teachers at a school in Kannur, Kerala, were suspended today after the controversy had broke out after an exam-taker was made to remove her bra before the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) medical exam to comply with the Central Board of Secondary Education's 'anti-cheating dress code'.
The four teachers, Sheeja, Shafeena, Bindu and Shahina, of TISK School in Kunjimangalam, Kannur, were suspended by the school management.
Multiple levels of security checks, including elaborate frisking, made matters worse as some other students were asked to unzip jeans, unbutton tops and even cut their sleeves. This has become serious topic of discussion in the state and the decision of the management has come after the issue at the school had gone out of proportion in the media.
Earlier, The Kerala State Human Rights Commission registered a suo motu case in connection with the incident and sent a notice to Kerala government. Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan had denounced the harassment in a post on his official Facebook page.
However, the incidents of these kinds of harassment were reported widely from other states also.