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SIKH CANDIDATES CAN NOW WEAR 'KIRPAN' & 'KARA' DURING NET EXAMS

By Siddharth Singh . 4th May 2018 05:19pm
SIKH CANDIDATES CAN NOW WEAR 'KIRPAN' & 'KARA' DURING NET EXAMS

In a win for expression of religion, Delhi High court has ruled in favor of Sikh candidates as now they will be allowed to carry 'Kara' (iron bracelet) and 'Kirpan' (dagger) in the National Eligibility Test (NET) on Thursday. However, the permission by the court has been extended on one condition that the Sikh candidates, in order to appear for the exams, have to report one hour prior to the normal reporting time, just in order to fulfill the security matters. In 2017, Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) had come forward asking Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to ensure that the Sikh candidates be allowed to wear the 'kara' and the 'kirpan' in Amritsar. They had explained the significance of the religious symbols of the Sikh community in 2017. CBSE is to hold the NET on July 8, 2018. The exam will be conducted on behalf of the University Grants Commission (UGC) for eligibility for assistant professor and junior research fellowship.