Sikhs Can Carry Kara, Kirpan To NEET Exam Hall: Delhi Court || SIKH VOGUE

The court said the Sikh candidates will have to report to exam venues an hour prior to the normal reporting time


Sikhs Can Carry Kara, Kripan To NEET Exam Hall: Delhi Court


NEW DELHI:  In a big relief to Sikh aspirants, the Delhi High Court has allowed them to wear Kara (iron bracelet) and kirpan (dagger) in the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET)-UG.



The court has put a caveat that the Sikh candidates will have to report to exam venues an hour prior to the normal reporting time for proper screening and security checks.



A bench of justices S Ravindra Bhat and A K Chawla rejected the Central Board of Secondary Education’s claim that these items, along with all other metallic objects, were barred from entry on account of use of unfair means in the exam in the past, saying such a prohibition cannot be put in place on the basis of a “vague apprehension”.



 “There cannot be a vague apprehension that people who come for the test will do it (cheat). Is there even one instance of misuse of these objects? If you go by your rule, there are a lot of implants..,” the court said and added, “uniformity of the policy should not lead to absurdity”.



The exam will be conducted on May 6, 2018. NEET UG is conducted for admission to MBBS/BDS courses in India in medical/dental colleges run with the approval of Medical Council of India/Dental Council of India.



 Sikh organisations had been pressing the CBSE–which organises the test–for allowing kakars (Sikh articles) in exam venues. Last year, the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) chief Kirpal Singh Badungar wrote a letter to the board to ensure that the Sikh candidates carry the articles in exam halls.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recommended For You

  • 36913659_1038429539637968_9130897418127147008_n

    Royal Weddings || SIKH VOGUE ||

  • 36915069_1037415219739400_942855611937193984_n


  • Capthgjure

    Bringing prosthetic makeup to Punjabi industry ||SIKH VOGUE||

Promoted Stories

  • Untitled-2

    Desi Fusion!! | Sikh Vogue

  • 8737762-3x2-460x307

    Melbourne Sikh family challenge ‘inclusive’ Christian school’s ban on boy’s turban | Sikh Vogue

  • 09wkrupi2jpg

    Rupi Kaur on the simplicity of her poetry and the rise of “Instapoets” || SIKH VOGUE ||

E- Magazine

Sikh Vogue Exclusive Wedding Book 2018