NCW has sought explanation as to why no female guard was deputed for frisking women candidates at the center.
New Delhi: The National Commission for Women (NCW) has written to Chief Secretary of Rajasthan Government seeking strict action against a male security guard cutting the sleeves of a top worn by a female candidate outside an exam centre in Bikaner district.
The Commission has also sought explanation as to why no female guard was deputed for frisking women candidates at the center.
“The National Commission for Women is appalled at the reported incident. It is utterly humiliating to make women go through such harassment and NCW strongly condemns the shameful incident. The Commission has taken suo motu cognizance in the matter,” NCW Chairperson Rekha Sharma said.
A copy of the letter by the NCW Chirperson has also been sent to Chairman of the Rajasthan Public Service Commission. “The action taken in the matter has to be apprised to the Commission at the earliest,” Sharma added.
The incident took place right outside one of the examination centres in Bikaner district where the women had appeared to take Rajasthan Administrative Services, 2021 examination.
first published:Oct. 28, 2021, 4:20 p.m.