Kochi: In a major development, the Kerala High Court has granted permission to Muslim girls to wear hijab, for the All India Pre-Medical Test 2016. Hijab is a customary religious dress.
But, the court has imposed conditions.
Here are the conditions
The court has said that that they should be present at the hall half an hour before the exam for frisking if necessary.
Also, if required, the invigilator can search the body, the court said.
The order was issued by Justice Muhammed Mushtaq while hearing a writ petition by one Amnah Bint Basheer challenging the dress code prescribed for the candidates by CBSE in the bulletin relating to conduct of AIPMET 2016.
The petitioner contended that the instructions contained in the AIPMET 2016 bulletin regarding dress code, as per her religious beliefs and practises, would amount to violative of exercise of religious freedom.
The court issued directions to CBSE to permit Muslim girl students to wear hijab for attending the AIPMET.