Will file a complaint with centre, says minister Bindu over humiliation of girls at NEET exam centre

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Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Higher Education Minister R Bindu on Monday said a complaint will be filed before the Union government over the traumatic experience faced by girls who attended a NEET test here on Monday. Earlier, the parents complained that girls were forced to remove part of their undergarments to be allowed to write the exam.

"We will be conveying our disappointment regarding what happened to the Centre and the National Testing Agency (NTA) -- a central government agency which conducts entrance examinations for educational institutions," the minister said.

Following the incident, on Monday, different parties held protest marches against the college in connection with the incident, police said.

A senior police officer of the district said that a team of women officers have gone to record the statement of the girl and based on what she has to say appropriate action, including lodging of a case, would be taken.

The officer also said that they were looking into the private agency which was given the responsibility of conducting the test.

The Kerala State Human Rights Commission, meanwhile, on Monday ordered an investigation into the incident.

The Commission directed the Kollam Rural SP to file a report within 15 days.

The complainant-father told the TV channel that on July 17 afternoon, after his daughter entered the exam centre, he and his wife were about to have their lunch in the car when they got a call from a number shown as 'information technology' asking them to come to the gate, he said.

(With inputs from PTI)

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