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Candidates Stamped SC/ST On Chest During Medical Examination For MP Police Recruitment

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| April 30 , 2018 , 12:34 IST

In a bizarre and shocking turn of events, candidates appearing for the post of police constables in the state of Madhya Pradesh had their caste stamped on their chests during the medical examination.

It appears that the 200 candidates who queued up for medical examination in the ongoing recruitment drive in Dhar hospital were segregated as per their caste.

The incident has caused a political furore in the state with the opposition condemning it and the government initiating the inquiry.

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Speaking to News World India, Deputy Superintendent of Police Ram Tilak Malviya said that he was leading the inquiry to ascertain who took the decision to write the castes of the candidates on their chests and the reason for the same. He said he was conducting interviews and will soon come up with a report on the same.

Reacting to the news, Madhya Pradesh Congress Committee tweeted, “Sangh Brotherhood claims that casteism is dead. Their own Govt in MP practices it. And quite blatantly.”

Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia called the act extremely shameful and said this was an insult lashed out towards the Dalit and backward candidates.

Justifying the act BJP spokesperson Rahul Kothari reportedly said, "In the physical exam of any police force, ST/SC applicants are given relaxation in their height and chest measurements; therefore, the administration wrote ST/SC on their chests to differentiate between them and general category applicants."

Santosh pradhan

it's really shameful for us that we still do this type of thing which is very unfair to we other caste people

rani

. . . sir kya exam august me hi honge... kyuki aaj hi news hai ki july ke end me admit card aa jayenge

sandeep kumar

~ when released exam date