Patna: High court advocate Mani Bhushan Pratap Sengar filed public interest litigation (PIL) in High Court on Monday 14th May on being made to take off the shirts of candidates taking the polytechnic colleges’ admission test on Sunday.
1.27 lakh candidates across 261 centres of the state took the exam for admission into polytechnic colleges.
The boys were made to take off their shirts while the girl students who wore full-sleeve dresses had their sleeves cut before entering the examination hall. It was done to stop candidates from practicing the unfair means.
Sengar has sought order from the court and has asked to the respondents under whose directions and orders such type of inhuman and immoral measures were enforced to the examinees to remove their uniform.
The petitioner has named chief secretary Anjani Kumar Singh, home department principal secretary Amir Subhani, health department principal secretary Sanjay Kumar, education department principal secretary R.K.Mahajan, director-general of police K.S. Dwivedi, Patna commissioner Anand Kishor, examination controllers, Patna district magistrate Kumar Ravi, Patna senior superintendent of police Manu Maharaaj and DMs of Muzaffarpur and Sitamarhi as respondents as per local media reports.
The petition demands to identify and punish those guilty of enforcing the inhuman measures. The petition also states that the same thing had happened in the Common Law Admission Test and paramedical exam earlier.
Last week during the test for auxiliary nurse midwives in Muzaffarpur, girl students were forced to undergo the same humiliation, advocate added.