Kolkata: The West Bengal Police Recruitment Board ordered applications for constables and women constables, and over 1000 Muslim females donned hijab while filling out the forms, resulting in their applications being rejected. Following the escalation of the case's controversy, the Kolkata High Court has ordered the police recruiting process to be stopped.
The judgement of the Bengal Police Recruitment Board was challenged in the Kolkata High Court by a group of Muslim women. The future of recruiting would be determined by the eventual outcome of the lawsuit, according to Justice Arindam Mukherjee of the Kolkata High Court, who issued an interim ruling in the matter. Tuhina Khatun, a petitioner in the case, described the court's decision as a "win of our dreams," calling the stay order a "victory of our hopes." 'We have been studying for this exam for a long time,' Khatun told the journalists. We were, however, denied an opportunity. Now that the court is listening to us, we are hopeful that justice will be served. "The Constitution enables a Muslim girl to wear a hijab," said Firdous Samim, a lawyer who represents Muslim women. "However, the notification issued by the Police Board is in violation of the constitutional rules." '
State that on September 26, 2021, the West Bengal Police Recruitment Board (WBPRB) held a preliminary test for the recruitment of constables and women constables in the State Police. On September 6, the board issued admit cards for the examination. However, more than 30,000 students were unable to take the exam for a variety of reasons. In the instance, the offended females attempted but failed to meet with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
Determine that the WBPRB's standards clearly stipulate that the applicants' faces should not be obscured in any way in the photograph. 'Applicants are urged not to upload images of photographs and other materials instead of signatures,' according to the instructions. Face/head covering photos, as well as sunglasses/tinted glasses that obscure the eyes, will not be approved. Cropped photos from 'groupies' or'selfies' taken during the inquiry will also be rejected.