Total Questions : 2
India hosts a number of migratory bird species every year who fly here either in search of feeding ground or to escape freezing winters of their natural habitat. At a major bird nesting lake in India, thousands of birds have died in a mysterious way. The deadly lake is surrounded by mining areas and possibly due to the discharge of effluents from the mining process, the lake got polluted. The junior manager working in the same mining area happens to discover the cause of the death of the birds. He is perturbed and discusses this with his colleagues who ask him to keep silent as this may cost him his job. He cannot risk losing his job as he is the sole breadwinner of his family and has to take care of his ailing parents and siblings. At first, he thinks that if his colleagues are quiet, why should he stick out his neck. But his conscience pricks him to do something to save the lake and the birds who depend upon it. He decides to take the matter to his senior.
(a) What arguments can he advance to show that whatever is being done by the mining industry is not morally right?
(b) What course of action should he adopt in case his senior refuses to entertain his complaint and why? (250 Words)GS Paper 4 Case Studies
Q. “Religion is a personal matter which should have no place in politics’’. Elaborate. (150 words)GS Paper 1 Indian Society