New Delhi -°C
Today in New Delhi, India

Mar 28, 2020-Saturday
-°C

Humidity
-

Wind
-

Select city

Metro cities - Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata

Other cities - Noida, Gurgaon, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Bhopal , Chandigarh , Dehradun, Indore, Jaipur, Lucknow, Patna, Ranchi

ADVERTISEMENT
Home / Education / NEET 2018: Sikh candidates can wear kara, kripan, rules Delhi HC

NEET 2018: Sikh candidates can wear kara, kripan, rules Delhi HC

The court has however put a condition that the Sikh candidates will have to report at least an hour prior to the normal reporting time for the screening and other security matter.

education Updated: May 03, 2018 22:57 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi/Amritsar
(Representative Image)

The Delhi high court on Thursday ruled that Sikh candidates should be allowed to wear or carry ‘kara’ (iron bracelet) and ‘kripan’ (dagger) while appearing for the National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET UG), 2018.

However, the court has put a condition that the Sikh candidates will have to report at least an hour prior to the normal reporting time for the screening and other security matter.

The test will be held on May 6 in various cities across the country.

SGPC seeks MHRD’s assurance

Earlier, the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) on Thursday wrote a letter to the Union ministry of human resource development (MHRD) seeking its assurance to allow the baptised Sikh students to appear in the NEET exam with kara and kirpan.

In a letter to the HRD minister Prakash Javedekar, SGPC chief Gobind Singh Longowal urged the former to issue instructions in this regard as he has been receiving complaints from some Sikh students that they are not being allowed to sit in the exam with their five articles of faith.

He said kara and kirpan are the symbols of Sikhism.

“Sikhs can’t take off these two articles of faith as it hurts their religious sentiments and, therefore, an immediate order should be issued to ensure that the Sikh students are not harassed during the exam”, he said.

(With ANI inputs)