HYDERABAD: Activists from the city slammed Kerala officials for the insensitive checks on undergarments of girl students during Sunday’s Neet.
Women’s rights activist Jasveeth Jairath blamed it on “idiotic personnel” showing off their power. Humiliating girls was an expression of power by patriarchal personnel who should be sacked, she said.
Mr Achuyata Rao, child rights activist, said “Students are treated as criminals and their undergarments searched. This is a violation of human rights. The officials should be punished and government should apologise.
Prof. G. Nagamallika of Eflu said, “Going to the ridiculous extent where removing everything like inners, dupattas, cutting off shirt sleeves is ridiculous,” she said.
Dr Srinivas Kandrakonda, consultant neuro-psychiatrist, said such incidents would distract students from the exams. Children who are introverts would suffer anxiety attacks, he said.