Logical Reasoning - Statement and Argument - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Statement and Argument - Section 1 (Q.No. 5)
Directions to Solve

Each question given below consists of a statement, followed by two arguments numbered I and II. You have to decide which of the arguments is a 'strong' argument and which is a 'weak' argument.

Give answer:

  • (A) If only argument I is strong
  • (B) If only argument II is strong
  • (C) If either I or II is strong
  • (D) If neither I nor II is strong and
  • (E) If both I and II are strong.


Statement: Should India give away Kashmir to Pakistan?


  1. No. Kashmir is a beautiful state. It earns a lot of foreign exchange for India.
  2. Yes. This would help settle conflicts.
Only argument I is strong
Only argument II is strong
Either I or II is strong
Neither I nor II is strong
Both I and II are strong
Answer: Option
Clearly, India cannot part with a state that is a major foreign exchange earner to it. So, argument I holds strong. Further, giving away a piece of land unconditionally and unreasonably is no solution to settle disputes. So, argument II is vague.
31 comments Page 1 of 4.

Aleesha Nawaz said:   2 years ago
I think option (E) is Best because Firstly India is earning good through foreign visits that's good and a strong argument and Secondly Kashmir is the only cleft between Pakistan and India and due to this issue hundreds of different problems are taking place between both countries.

Sai said:   4 years ago
The answer should be neither 1 or 2 because Kashmir is a part of India, not a tourist spot.

Anandan said:   5 years ago
Both are weak arguments. Just because of earnings, India is not fighting for Kashmir. It has been in India ever since Kashmir originated were once Hindu population was more. After the invasion of Afghanise and Mughal, Muslim population started increasing. India is a secular nation where both Hindu and Muslim live together and Kashmir is one of the greatest examples of it. In short, it is about a matter of pride rather than revenue.

Sayan said:   7 years ago
The answer should be neither 1 or 2 because Kashmir is a part of India, not a tourist spot.

Yashasvi said:   7 years ago
We do not preserve something because its beautiful. If something has been a part of us, it shall remain as it is. So, I is wrong. We should not part away with Kashmir because it belongs to us since the olden days.

Abhishek said:   7 years ago
Both statements are weak as Kashmir is a relegious hub and not because it exchanges notes.

Sudhanshu said:   7 years ago
Yes, you are right @Aditi.

Aditi said:   7 years ago
For sure we should not give away Kashmir but just because it earns foreign exchange is wrong according to me.

If we stick to this logic then we should give away all other states which don't earn foreign exchange for us.

Kartik said:   7 years ago
Yeah, definitely whether an area earns foreign exchange or not, we can't let our property to any country.

Sumit said:   8 years ago
Argument one support for the commercial importance of Kashmir and hence it is strong.

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