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Half-Pant Controversy: AAU Forms Special Investigation Committee

A female candidate was not allowed to sit in an Agriculture Entrance Test at an examination centre in Tezpur for wearing shorts.

Half-Pant Controversy: AAU Forms Special Investigation Committee

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  18 Sep 2021 11:20 AM GMT

GUWAHATI: The ongoing controversy regarding not allowing a female student to appear in an Entrance Test by the concerned authority in Tezpur, Assam recently has now taken a new turn.

The Assam Agriculture University, which conducted the test to select students for enrolling courses under it, has, reportedly, formed a special investigation committee to inquire about the matter. The committee has been asked to submit reports within 10 days.

On Thursday, a female candidate was not allowed to sit in an Agriculture Entrance Test at an examination centre in Tezpur for wearing shorts which created massive uproar across the state.

Lots of social media users vehemently opined on the issue. While some social media users demanded action against the Entrance Test conducting authority, some others criticised the candidate and her parents trying to give them a moral lesson. However, the candidate was later allowed to sit in the Test after she wrapped her legs with a curtain.

On the other hand, the female candidate alleged that the authority created unnecessary pressure upon her just a few minutes before the starting of the test. " It is a kind of harassment. In the admit card, there was no mention about dress code", she said. Her father also alleged the authority did an injustice to his daughter.

Further, as the Covid-19 situation is improving in Assam, the state government will resume the physical classes for classes 10th and 11th from this month. Announcing the decision, Assam education minister Dr Ranoj Pegu said that though they are resuming the physical classes, however, hostels will remain closed till further orders. He also informed that classes of 12th standard and degree courses have already started in the state.


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