In an outrageous incident that left people across Assam stunned, a 19-year-old girl was not allowed to sit for an entrance test by the examination centre authorities for wearing shorts.
Jubli Tamuli was wearing half-pants when she went to give this year’s Agricultural Entrance test at the Girijananda Chowdhury Institute Of Management & Technology, which was the centre for the exam.
On reaching the exam centre at Kunderbari in Tezpur, when Jubli showed the exam authorities her documents, she was asked to come back to the hall only after changing her clothes.
Embarrassed and humiliated by this behaviour of the central authorities, the girl called her father, who tried to buy a pair of pants for her.
Her father tried talking to the invigilator of the exam over the phone to let his daughter appear for the exam, but the invigilator refused.
Before her father could bring her the clothes, some girls wrapped her in a curtain as it was getting late and then she was made to sit for the test.
“After I had finished writing my exam the girls asked me why did I wear shorts. I said that there was no mention of it in the admit card, how would I know. They said that it is common sense and if I don’t know this much, what would I do in life,” the girl narrated.
Jubli further alleged that there was unnecessary pressure on her right before the test and called the authorities out for harassment. She also pointed out that there was no mention of any dress code on the examination admit card provided to them.
Jubli had travelled from Biswanath district of Assam to appear for the entrance exams for Assam Agriculture University.
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