KERALA (Web Desk) – A nun was barred from writing the All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT) in Thiruvananthapuram state, because she refused to remove her headgear, reported India Today.
The refusal came after the Supreme Court of India’s ruling to enforce a proper dress code.
“I was told I can’t sit for the exam in this dress,” Sister Seba told the media.
“I told the officials that I can remove my veil and will put it on after they check my identity.”
Earlier this week, the Supreme Court of India refused to restrain the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) from enforcing a dress code for the AIPMT.
The court ruled, CBSE’s ban on certain types of dresses was meant to prevent malpractices adopted by some candidates.
Sister Seba came to a school to write the examination in her usual dress.
“But they said that’s not possible, and I can write the exam only if I take off my head gear. I then decided to return,” the nun said.
She also said the person who told her this was symphatic to her condition. “He told me that he too is a Christian, but was sorry that he had to go by the rules,” added the nun.