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PIL filed before SC seeking guidelines for searching students during examination

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Press Trust of India New Delhi
A petition was filed before the Supreme Court on Thursday seeking a direction to the Centre to implement guidelines for the flying squad and invigilators for searching and physically frisking the students during examination.
The PIL claimed that various instances have come to light regarding physical strip search of students by flying squads in examination halls.
The petition, filed through advocate Anuja Kapur, said physical strip search leads to mental agony and disorder like depression, anxiety, panic attacks and even suicidal behaviour among the students during examination.
"Despite existence of clear guidelines and instructions to flying squad, invigilators and schools authorities on examining, searching and physically frisking the students, who are taking their papers in examination halls, the central and state governments have violated the said laws, instructions and guidelines," the plea said.

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First Published: Mar 28 2019 | 9:26 PM IST

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