Nun Asked to Shun Veil; Decides Not to Write AIPMT Exam

Thiruvananthapuram: The Central Board of Secondary Education’s (CBSE) dress code for candidates writing the AIPMT exam ran into further trouble on Saturday after a nun wearing a veil was not allowed to write the examination.

A nun, who arrived for the exam at the Kanjiramkulam Jawahar Central School, in Thiruvananthapuram’s southern suburb, was asked to remove the veil if she has to sit for the exam.

However, the nun, Sister Seba, wasn’t prepared to flout religious norms and so decided not to write the exam.

It was only on Friday, a day before the exam, that the Supreme Court had barred candidates from wearing head scarves or full sleeve shirts.

The apex court had refused to interfere with the CBSE directive, while rejecting a plea against the CBSE directive, by the Students Islamic Organisation.