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Karachi college forces students to remove burqas on the road

April 19, 2019

Students and their parents staged a protest on Friday outside Karachi’s Government Degree Girls College Nazimabad against the management for forcing female students to take off their shoes, scarves, dupattas and burqas outside the college premises.

Students were asked to take off their shoes, veils, scarves and burqas outside the college building so that they could be checked ahead of Intermediate exams to prevent cheating.

The students complained that the men outside the college were taking videos of them while they were forced to take off their veils.

“Girls who never took off their veils, even in front of their relatives, were left traumatized by this incident as they entered to the examination hall crying to give their exam,” said one parent.

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Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Karachi Chairperson Prof Inam Ahmed told SAMAA TV on its programme Naya Din that to ensure that no cheating material and mobile phones were carried inside the college building, the female staff were told to check the students.

“This step was taken to prevent cheating during the examination as parents sometimes help their children by providing them cheating material and mobile phones inside the building,” he explained. “The female management was asked to conduct the checking and to stop the parents entering into the centre.”

He said that the board has taken notice of the incident and will investigate.

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    Mariam   April 19, 2019 3:04 pm/ Reply

    Sharam ani chahye in logon ko, Aur sab jante hen kitni cheatings roki jati hen, in ki apni marzi hoti he tou books khol k rakhi jati hen aur kahin aesi sakhti, yahan insaaf kon karega, ye koi tareeqa nahi cheating rokne ka k roads per burqa uterwaya jai

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      Arsalan   April 19, 2019 11:37 pm/ Reply

      Ap ne there Bola

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    Human   April 19, 2019 3:05 pm/ Reply

    Well, previous parents and their cheating children both male and female are to blame. Stricter standards needed and created.
    It is necessary measure in this day of cheating prevalence. The administration should have been prepared to create an area where females could remove needed articles without being visually violated. Everyone should have been notified of these new procedures beforehand to prevent the stupid unecessary drama. Ignorance isn’t bliss.

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    Jahanzaib   April 19, 2019 4:57 pm/ Reply

    ایک کمرہ اس کام کے لیے رکھنا چاہیے تھا ان بے غیرتوں کو۔۔۔
    !بےشرم انتظامیہ

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    Zainab khan   April 19, 2019 5:16 pm/ Reply

    Yeh hai hamara islami country….aisay managment ko sare aam…goli mardeni chahiye….jo aurat zaat ki or pardey ki izzat na karsakey…..ab government bhi khamosh rahegi….hamara education system itna ghatiya hogya hai….or cheater tou sab yehi log hain….students kia cheat krenge…bloody rascals…

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      Numayr syed   April 19, 2019 9:56 pm/ Reply

      Aese sb ko goli martay rahay to goliyan hi reh jayn gin end main

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    Shahnaz   April 19, 2019 5:56 pm/ Reply

    Shameful act

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    Goga   April 19, 2019 6:05 pm/ Reply

    What stupid explanation presented by Karachi intermediate board chairmen he must apologize and north nazimabad girls college management and arrest that person who making videos of those student because this is Pakistan

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    Faiza   April 19, 2019 6:11 pm/ Reply

    I feel ashamed to see the worst method of checking , they don’t deserve to say” human “in non Muslim countries they respect for your believes n in Islamic country we r disgracing our women.should take action against college management,we really condemn the situation

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    Imran   April 19, 2019 6:42 pm/ Reply

    The authorities could have done this in a temporary structure like a shaamiana and not on open street. Burka and Niqaab has to be removable for positive identification and security check.

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    Barlas   April 19, 2019 7:20 pm/ Reply

    Education is integral. Cheating is not. If corruption is in our blood, who knows if it’s gotten a safe haven inside Abayas too.
    I’ve seen girls hide chits in places unimaginable.

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    Ahsan Kamal   April 19, 2019 7:30 pm/ Reply

    This is why Cambridge system is better than intermediate. No one is asked to remove their veil or scarf. Completely unacceptable.

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    Raheel   April 19, 2019 8:08 pm/ Reply

    Jotey Maruu asey logo ko

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    Nasr   April 19, 2019 8:50 pm/ Reply

    Well the reason is legitimate because of the excesdive cheating going on in Matric and other board exams BUT this is not the way to come up with this type of a step where the modesty of the women is openly being flayed and men are recording it.
    It is really shameful that the Sindh govt.has placed such illetrate persons at the helm of the affairs of education boards of both Matric and Intermediate.
    Even the minister of education is a person who almost legitimized cheating on a TV program recently.

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    Sahil Qamar   April 19, 2019 8:54 pm/ Reply

    Very good step

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    Ejaz   April 19, 2019 9:03 pm/ Reply

    Best solution, leave Pakistan or break Karachi from Sindh

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    Nadeem   April 19, 2019 9:42 pm/ Reply

    I think the real issue is preventing from cheating and not burqa

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    Sitwat   April 19, 2019 9:49 pm/ Reply

    There is a way to handle such issues but not at the cost of shameful act
    Extremely disgraceful
    Management should be hanged
    FIR should be raised against management of college
    Media should also raise its voice at all levels

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    Raja Khan   April 19, 2019 10:11 pm/ Reply

    For an adult and parda observing lady issue à ďècŕee for lame excuse of cheating is against the injunction of ISLAM and Pakistan is an ISLAMIC REPUBLIC.There are several other ways to deter cheating.

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    ایک پاکستانی مسلمان   April 19, 2019 10:25 pm/ Reply

    انتہاءی افسوس کا مقام ہے
    پاکستان ایک مسلم ریاست ہے اور ہم مسلمان ہیں۔ افسوس کا مقام ہے کہ ایک مسلم ملک میں با پردہ لڑکیوں کو سرعام بے پردہ کیا گیا۔
    اللہ ان لڑکیوں کو سر عام بے پردہ کرنے والوں کو اس دنیا اور آخرت میں ذلیل و رسوا کر کے نشان عبرت بنا دے۔
    آ مین یا رب العلمین

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    Azeem Ali   April 19, 2019 11:53 pm/ Reply

    Bagerat system hai aj kal k collages ka

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    Kashif   April 20, 2019 12:26 am/ Reply

    Simply nonsense

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    shariq   April 20, 2019 1:37 am/ Reply

    ya koi tarika ni hai hum dusro ko bolte hai hum khud kya kar rah bardai ke bezati kah gai ab hamari goverment e
    plx education system change karai very bad

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    Abdul Jabbar   April 20, 2019 2:15 am/ Reply

    Bdnam agar hon gy tu kia nam na ho ga
    Tabdeeli hukomat aur shah hukomat k beech mi awam k sath ye hi kuch hota rahy ga. Jb tk Allah ka azab nazil nahi ho jata. PTI ko lany waly apna intekhab dekh lain

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    Nahid Abid   April 20, 2019 6:16 am/ Reply

    Very sad. I appeared in an exam in Bangkok and they didn’t asked me to remove my scarf. I was given full respect as a Muslim. Other students they checked the ears also. This is shame for all of us as a nation.

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    Saba   April 20, 2019 8:16 am/ Reply

    Afsos… Ghar k baad dars gaahen bhe bacho ya bachyon ki tarbiyat ka aik ehm zarya hen per ab yeh sab Jo ho raha Hy lagta Hy k
    Intizamyaa ko apni tarbiyat karwanay ki ziada zaruurat Hy..

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    Sameer   April 20, 2019 8:44 am/ Reply

    Everyone cheats…girls or boys. It easier for girls to hide this close to their body because no body would dare check. A smart thing would have been to make an all women checking room inside school premises to check beneath the viels.

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    Huzefa   April 20, 2019 12:23 pm/ Reply

    Checking to prevent cheating isnt a bad thing. They should have made an amanat ounter inside the premises to safely store the belongings of any student so that the veils can be removed inside in an all female environment. If space was an issue, the same could be done outside in a shamiana with permission from relevant authorities. I suppose such incidents should be used for productive steps in future rather than general undirected outrage.

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    Jav   April 20, 2019 4:33 pm/ Reply


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    Aijaz   April 21, 2019 10:16 am/ Reply

    1st of all Management ki galti he k unho ne koi proper preparation nhi ki he cheating rokne ki yeh tou bilkul galat action he jo roads pr nikab aur burqas utara ja rha he students k
    I’m not satisfied with this activity

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    A   April 21, 2019 10:17 am/ Reply

    Really sorry to hear this how stupid and disrespectful ppl we are
    My sympathy with others girls

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    Umme   April 21, 2019 1:57 pm/ Reply

    I think the step taken is not at all according to the norms of the far as cheating is concerned strict checking and invigilation in exam areas should be observed to monitor the exam proceedings.
    One found guilty should be punished.

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    A   April 23, 2019 10:47 am/ Reply

    its a very good decision, no one should be allowed to cheat in the exams, dosn’tmater boy or a girl.

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    shrek   April 26, 2019 10:46 am/ Reply

    Burkhas are a menace to society (especially with a veil). Not every bank, govt office etc etc can have a special search room. Burkhas have been used by criminals to evade the law (anyone remember the incident in 2007). Burkha is a personal choice. But, unfortunately in this day and age security is paramount and burkhas provide the best disguise to a criminal. I am assuming every criminal is male but you all know thats not true. A woman could easily slip anything under a burkha and carry it into a target area. Maybe IK needs to build 5mn search rooms across the nation rather than 5mn homes.

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