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.

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Statement: Should the prestigious people who have committed crime unknowingly, be met with special treatment?

Arguments:

  1. Yes. The prestigious people do not commit crime intentionally.
  2. No. It is our policy that everybody is equal before the law.

[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 B

Explanation:

The Constitution of India has laid down the doctrine of 'equality before the law'. So, argument II holds strong. Also, we cannot judge the intentions of a person behind committing a crime, So, argument I is vague.

Nitesh Jabaria said: (Feb 22, 2017)  
I think the argument I is true because prestigious people are very great, and they never commit crime intentionally because they always have people in their mind and killing and committing any crime for the people is justified.

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