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Q. You are the Vice-Chancellor of a Public University. Recently, the management has decided to increase the hostel and tuition fees substantially. The students are unhappy with the management's decision and are staging a widespread protest in the university campus.
A student from the weaker section came to you and explained his inability to pay the proposed hike in fees due to his weak financial family background. His father is a ragpicker and his mother works as a maid. He informed you about similar conditions of other financially weak students who are unable to pay the hiked fees. He also informed you that one of his friends is planning self-immolation in protest under the influence of some politically motivated students.
With the passing of the day, the protest is growing violent, with several incidents of violence between security forces and students.
Even though you also do not agree with the management's decision, but are under severe pressure from the government to implement the proposed hiked.
In such circumstances, is it right to move forward with the management's decision?
- Identify the moral dilemma faced by you.
- Analyze your role and duties, along with a suitable course of action.