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AIPMT re-test: nun denied entry for wearing veil

AIPMT re-test: nun denied entry for wearing veil

Thiruvananthapuram: A day after the Supreme Court refused to interfere with the CBSE circular, a nun was reportedly denied entry to a medical entrance test centre here on Saturday.

The incident was reported from the Jawahar Central School at Kanjirakulam, where the authorities refused entry to a nun who was wearing a veil.

"I was told I can't sit for the exam in this dress," Seba told the media.

"I told the officials that I can remove my veil and will put it on after they check my identity.

"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," Seba said.

Bovas Mathew, official spokesperson of the Syro Malankara Church to which Seba belongs, described the incident as "really unfortunate".

"It's really unfortunate that the central government is not doing anything to resolve this issue," Mathew said.

"The constitution guarantees a person to hold on to his beliefs and customs. The judiciary should not have gone to this extent."

Refusing to interfere with the issue, the apex court said: "If you appear in an examination without a scarf, your faith will not disappear."

The directive came three days after the Kerala High Court allowed two Muslim girls to wear a headscarf and a full-sleeve dress for the July 25 test, on the condition that an invigilator can frisk them if required.

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