Logical Reasoning - Statement and Argument - Discussion

Discussion :: Statement and Argument - Section 2 (Q.No.16)

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.

• (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.

16.

Statement: Should all refugees, who make unauthorized entry into a country, be forced to go back to their homeland?

Arguments:

1. Yes. They make their colonies and occupy a lot of land.
2. No. They leave their homes because of hunger or some terror and on human grounds, should not be forced to go back.

 [A]. Only argument I is strong [B]. Only argument II is strong [C]. Either I or II is strong [D]. Neither I nor II is strong [E]. Both I and II are strong

Explanation:

Clearly, refugees are people forced out of their homeland by some misery and need shelter desperately. So, argument II holds. Argument I against the statement is vague.

 Swapnagandha said: (Apr 21, 2015) It is true that refugees leave their homeland because of their misery or terror but we also have to think of the other side. Such refugees may create nuisance in our country they even might try to disturb our peace. So allowing unauthorized refugees is not completely correct.

 Mohit said: (Jun 4, 2015) Exactly @Swapnagandha. Such hospitality shown to refugees will harm the nation in the long run. Hence both the arguments hold true.

 Yash said: (Apr 29, 2017) Not all should be allowed so both arguments are weak.

 Ranjit said: (Mar 8, 2018) But in some cases, people who come will be from manhunt groups which cause the lack of security then what happens? I think option C is correct.

 Bastian said: (Apr 14, 2018) It is said unauthorized entry because the government thinks that they aren't eligible for refuge, so it must not be allowed.