In a horrifying incident, pregnancy tests were carried out for women trainee clerks working at the Surat Municipal Corporation(SMC) in Gujarat. Allegedly all these women were asked to stand naked for the medical test.
It is also reported that apart from asking to strip for the medical examination the women were also asked some private questions to appoint them as clerks.
With the incident resulting in a wide range of controversy, the authorities have ordered a probe in this case. The SMC Employees Union alleged that pregnancy tests were also done for unmarried women too.
"Instead of calling the women one after another in the room for the test, lady doctors made them stand naked in a group of 10. This act of compelling them to stand naked with others is highly deplorable. This method is illegal and against humanity. It is necessary that each woman is checked separately," the SMC said in its report.
"Doctors should stop asking private questions about pregnancy. Moreover, even unmarried women in that group were subjected to a physical test meant for checking if they were pregnant or not. They were put in an embarrassing situation in front of other women," the SMC added.