This section consists o( ten problems (with 45 questions) in total. Each problem consists of a set of rules and facts. Apply the specified rules to the set of facts and answer the questions. In answering the following questions, you should not rely on any rule(s) except the rule(s) that are supplied for every problem. Further, you should not assume any fact other than those stated in the problem. The aim is to test your ability to properly apply a rule to a given set of facts, even when the result is absurd or unacceptable for any other reason. It is not the aim to test any knowledge of law you may already possess.

Question 164

Rules A: The State shall not discriminate, either directly or indirectly, on the grounds of sex, race, religion, caste, creed, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, pregnancy,
place of birth, gender orientation or any other status.

Rule B: Direct discrimination occurs when for a reason related to one or more prohibit grounds a person or group of persons is treatedless favorably than another person or another group of persons in a comparable situation.

Rule C: Indirect discrimination occurs w a provision, criterion or practice which are on the face of it would have the effect putting persons having a status of characteristic associated with one or more prohibited grounds at a particular disadvantage compared with other persons.

Rule D: Discrimination shall be justified when such discrimination is absolutely necessary in order to promote the well-being disadvantaged groups, such as women, dalits religious minorities, sexual minorities or disabled persons.

Facts: On $$2^{nd}$$ October, 2010, the Governor of the State of Bihar ordered the release of all women prisoners who were serving sentence of less than one year imprisonment to mark the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi's birthday.

Which of the following is correct with respect to the Governor's order?

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