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According to a report that was published in the major daily newspaper, two school girls who got married after completing their Class X were denied admission in government girls’ higher secondary school.
The reasons cited by the school Headmistress for denial of admission to them in Class XI was that the admission to Class XI was not automatic and that the presence of married girls in the school would distract the other school girls from their studies and adversely affect their academic performance.
You are a newly appointed District Magistrate of that area and come across this information through local newspapers. On investigation it was found that the marriage of the minor girls was a common phenomenon in certain communities of that region and here school going girls often get married immediately after completing Standard X.
The parents of the girls are reluctant to file complaints under the fear of penal action for having solemnised the marriage of minor girls.
a. Identify the stakeholders and ethical dilemmas involved in the case.
b. What would be the best course of action taken by you as a District Magistrate to manage the situation?GS Paper 4 Case Studies