Logical Reasoning - Statement and Argument - Discussion

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 family planning be made compulsory in India?


  1. Yes. Looking to the miserable conditions in India, there is no other go.
  2. No. In India there are people of various religions and family planning is against the tenets of some of the religions.

[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

Answer: Option E


Family planning is an essential step to curb population growth. So, argument I holds strong. Also, family planning being against the tenets of some of the Indian religions, it is not necessary to make it compulsory. Instead, it can be enforced by creating public awareness of the benefits of family planning. So, argument II also holds.

Sandy said: (Jul 18, 2014)  
Which religion says to produce many kids? This is vague. Only A is strong. Even china understood this and they have the policy of 1 child or else the 2nd child will go in the army. Argument 2 is not valid acc 2 me.

Arunkumar said: (May 19, 2015)  
It should not be made compulsory, as in Statement I.

But, proper awareness should be given to people.

And, compulsory law won't work, as no one can't check 'how many children, 1 possess'.

Statement II is strong as, India is a land of secularism, this law will lead to religious chaos or disrupts!

Hence, option 2 follows!

Godfather said: (Nov 3, 2015)  
Only statement I is strong. How does letting people multiply beyond means help?

A country which is resource crunched like India afford to bend to religious dogmas.

S B said: (Feb 12, 2016)  
Here the only religion opposing family planning is the religion of peace, and thus single handedly changed the answer.

Sameer said: (Feb 22, 2017)  
So, here we can include our knowledge of the topics prevailing in the country but in some questions we have to stick to the statement mentioned. How do we decide which one to follow?

Dagnachew said: (Sep 4, 2020)  
Yes, both statements seem to be strong, compulsory law contradicts to the religion leads to chaos.

Vipul said: (Nov 16, 2020)  
I don't understand family planning goes against which religion. Please anyone explain me.

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