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Will file complaint with centre, says Minister Bindu for humiliation of girls at NEET exam center

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Higher Education Minister R Bindu said on Monday that a complaint will be filed with the Union Government over the traumatic experience of girls who attended a NEET test here on Monday. Earlier, parents complained that the girls were made to take off part of their underwear to be allowed to take the exam.

“We will express our disappointment at what has happened to the Center and to the National Testing Agency (NTA) – a central government agency which organizes entrance examinations to 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 district police officer said a team of female officers went to take the girl’s statement and that, based on what she had to say, appropriate action, including the filing of a a complaint, would be taken.

The officer also said they were investigating the private agency carrying out the test.

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

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

The complainant father told the TV station that on the afternoon of July 17, after his daughter entered the exam center, he and his wife were about to have lunch in the car when they received a call from a number listed as “IT” asking that they come to the door, he said.