The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Wednesday pulled up the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) in connection with the alleged harassment of students during the National Eligibility/Entrance Test on May 7 in Kannur, Kerala.
The NHRC issued a notice to the chairman of CBSE in the regard, asking to submit a detailed report pertaining to the incident in four weeks.
The NHRC issued a notice against a complaint filed by Joseph M Puthusserry, ex-MLA and state general Secretary, Kerala Congress (M) who demanded the Commission's intervention, saying the incident was a gross violation of human rights and privacy of the candidates.
In the complaint, it was stated in order to adhere to the rigorous CBSE guidelines the students were humiliated at the examination center.
The CBSE had suspended four teachers for violating rights as female candidates appearing for the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test center in north Kerala's Kannur district were asked to strip off innerwear to abide by the dress code.
The CBSE has since issued a statement regretting the incident and has issued the suspension of the four teachers involved in the incident for one month.