TOPIC : Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers
7)“In matters of conscience, the law of the majority has no place.” Comment.(250 words)
Why this question
In UPSC mains exam, candidates are often required to comment upon a statement or a quotation. The given quotation is attributed to Mahatma Gandhi and the question is related to GS 4 syllabus under the following heading-
Key demand of the question
The Question wants us to deliberate on the issue of morality and ethics and see how personal morals can sometimes/ all of the times/ never be a better source of guidance and behaviour then public morality.
Structure of the answer
Introduction– give one of the practical definitions of the morals.
Discuss in points, difference between public morality and private morality and based on your opinion discuss why either one of them is a better source of decision making than the other. You can take the help of the article attached to the question to gather points in favor ok sure answer.
Conclusion– draw out a fair, balanced and a clear opinion on the above statement, based on your discussion.