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Not just hijabs but mufflers, scarves, mangalsutras, all removed for NET exams

It is pretty much the norm in most competitive exams. Mangalsutra, bangles, anklets, rings, all are asked to be removed before entering the exam hall.

Every few months the Internet is abuzz with the familiar outrage that a Muslim girl was stopped from appearing for a competitive exam because she was wearing a hijab.

It invariably boils down to religion. Muslims vs the rest of the country.

However, that is not true. It is not just hijab, but scarves, jewellery and mufflers are asked to be taken out before entering the examination hall. It is just a rule.

In the NET (National Eligibility Test), which is mandatory for the pursuing PhD, conducted in July this year candidates were asked to remove their mangalsutra and rings too before entering the examination hall. In a competitive exam in Telangana held in September this year, the candidates were asked to remove the mangalsutra too. The women repeatedly asserted that the direction went against their religious sentiments but the officials refused to heed their requests. Husbands of those affected could be seen protesting outside the school with the Mangalsutra of their wives in their hands. In another competitive exam CTET in Uttarakhand, women candidates were asked to remove mangalsutra, bangles, anklets and toe-rings too.

In 2015, for All India Pre Medical Entrance Test, the CBSE had issued an adisory banning had scarves to prevent copying during exams, which was even backed by the Supreme Court.

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