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August 9, 2018

Bengaluru college puts curbs on beard; bars four students from classes

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Bengaluru, Aug 9: A nursing college in Bengaluru has kicked up a row by allegedly attempting to curtail the religious freedom of the students and asking them to shave off their beards before attending classes.

According to sources, four students – all from Jammu & Kashmir –who were enrolled in the Adarsh College of Nursing Mariyappana Palya in Mallathahalli, Bengaluru, were left in the lurch after the principal allegedly barred them from attending classes until they shaved their beards.

Citing ‘hygiene’ as the reason, the principal, who had joined the college a little less than a month ago, informed the students that their internal marks would be affected if they failed to comply.

Three of the students are in the first year B.Sc. course while the fourth is in his second year. They said that the principal, Ms Priyadarshini, summoned them and asked them to shave the beard if they wanted to be marked in their internals.

“For the past week, we are being sent out of class on instructions from the principal for not shaving our beard. The management was fine with our beards when we filled the admission form. All of a sudden, the principal, who joined 20 days ago, asked us to shave. She barred us from entering class. The beards are a part of our faith,” said one student.

Mr Laxman Rudawat, convener of Nursing Association in Hyderabad said, “There is no particular rule in the medical books that the male nurses can’t be keep beards. But as a decorum and also maintaining the professional look the male nurses are asked to be clean shaved. The reason is in a beard a person’s perspective is that of a very serious or sad person and for that reason it is stated that they must be clean shaved.”

“The male nurses are told not to keep beard and long hair as it causes infection. The infection is due to touch and accumulation of sweat” said TS Indian Medical Association president Dr Narasinga Reddy.

Bengaluru college puts curbs on beard; bars four students from classes

Comments

Parvez Oman - Thursday, 9 August 2018

Hahaha... If hygine problem is there it should be applied to female nurses and the principal also. So college should ask them to cut their long hairs..(choti, Jade in kannada) to maintain hyginic atmoshpeher...

Shabir - Thursday, 9 August 2018

Dr. Narasinga reddy said the right thing

Sruti kotian - Thursday, 9 August 2018

She is jealous. May be her husband dont have long beard

Truh - Thursday, 9 August 2018

Why these people went there. They can learn from normal institution where no such rules not kept for students

Sangeeth - Thursday, 9 August 2018

For each course and college has their own style of dressing and hairstyle. If muslims people going to navy and opposing their rules and not willing to cut hairs and beard like they suggesting means rubbish.

Riyaz Aboobaker - Thursday, 9 August 2018

Dear Sangeeth, Please do not be a hypocrite . Have you never seen a Navy officer in beard, may be like sikhs. Ohhh I forgot For sikhs its ok as they are not muslims. Only if the applicant is a muslim then there is a problem. Right. Remember the Indian army and navy are full of patriotic and honorable sikhs, but they are never treated otherwise based on their relegious beliefs. why this double standars then when it comes to muslims. think about it. and also ponder on who is creating the unrest in society and nuisences in the country.

Suresh - Thursday, 9 August 2018

India became pakistan after modi starts ruling India

Yogesh - Thursday, 9 August 2018

True. Keeping such beard is not hygiene. If they are cutting properly then its fine.

Ganesh - Thursday, 9 August 2018

Stop fascist attitude. They are humans 

Unknown - Thursday, 9 August 2018

Talibanism

Well Wisher - Thursday, 9 August 2018

Hahaha very funny. What is this bullshit? Maybe she wants every man to look like her.
I think Mr. Rudawat's statement is complete nonsense and trying to say that our PM is unprofessional.

Absolutely ridiculous.

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