MP: Sikh student forced to take off turban during Class 12 board exam checking, govt orders inquiry

The Sikh boy complained about the act to the authorities who in turn removed the assistant head of the examination centr...

A class 12 student, belonging to the Sikh community, appearing for his board exams was made to take off his turban while being frisked during an anti-cheating drive at the Dhanmod Government Higher Secondary School in Dhar district in Madhya Pradesh on Monday.

The Sikh boy complained about the act to the authorities who in turn removed the assistant head of the examination centre from exam-related duties.

"I was appearing for my Class 12 exam at the Dhanmod Higher Secondary School centre and I was made to take off my turban while I was entering the examination hall. I tried to resist and also complained about it to the centre head but I was told that this was the examination process prescribed by the MP education board," the class 12 student, in his complaint to the district authorities, said.

"This was humiliating for me and I could not perform well in the exam because of the stress that was generated," he added...

..."We are a peace-loving community and we participate in various kinds of social activities. The Sikh community of Dhanmod has taken strong exception to the act and demands strict action against those responsible," Dhanmod Sikh community president Jasbir Singh Hora said.

The district authorities have removed the erring teacher from exam-related duties...

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