# Logical Reasoning - Statement and Argument - Discussion

### Discussion :: Statement and Argument - Section 1 (Q.No.28)

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.

28.

Statement: Should non-vegetarian food be totally banned in our country?

Arguments:

1. Yes. It is expensive and therefore it is beyond the means of most people in our country.
2. No. Nothing should be banned in a democratic country like ours.

 [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, restriction on the diet of people will be denying them their basic human right. So, only argument II holds.

 Philip said: (Jun 24, 2011) The statement 2 says that nothing should be banned, but the que is whether non veg food is to banned.

 Ankit said: (Mar 4, 2014) The second statement is too strong and generalise how it can be the answer.

 Bhaskar said: (Jul 17, 2014) Statement 2 says "nothing" should be banned ! It means we cannot ban illegal or harmful things also? How can it be a strong argument?

 Attapattu said: (Mar 11, 2015) Yes, isn't that too extreme? The use of the phrase 'nothing should be banned' indicates that even if every household has a rocket launcher and army tank, the government cannot impose any restriction or can on this. How is that correct?

 Yunus said: (Jun 18, 2015) In the statement it was not said that the country is democratic.

 Shikher said: (Mar 4, 2016) How can 2nd argument be strong ? I think 2nd one is vague.

 Vivek said: (Jan 14, 2017) I think D is the answer.

 Aniket said: (Jul 23, 2018) The 2nd argument is vague as it says NOTHING SHOULD BE BANNED which is not appropriate.

 Anchal said: (Nov 26, 2018) The answer should be D. Because how can we say that nothing can be banned taking into the consideration of the harmful and illegal things?

 Manav said: (Jan 29, 2019) Yes, the exact answer is 'D'.

 Garry said: (Oct 1, 2019) "Nothing" isn't feel too ambiguous? How can this be answer?

 Akash Basak said: (Feb 21, 2020) Answer is neither 1 nor 2.

 Manish Rai said: (Feb 27, 2021) The right answer is option D.