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Read the following comprehension and answer the following question.

  1. The question whether law and liberty are antithetical or friendly to each other has baffled the scholars for a long time. Diametrically opposite views have been expressed on these issues. On one hand the idealist holds that the state is an embodiment of reason justice and its laws promotes and strengthen individual liberty. Laws not only protect the rights and liberties of the people but also provide conditions for the development of human faculties. The state by enacting laws for compulsory education, regulation of working hours etc. tries to protect and promote the interest of the children and weaker sections. No doubt the state is a useful institution and aims at general welfare, but it would be wrong to categorically own position, such laws shall certainly lead to curtailment of liberty and may even result in a type of bondage. Usually the laws made by the despotic rules human liberty and blind obedience. To such laws is suicidal for human development. According to the other views expressed by the individualist and Anarchists, the law and the liberty are antithesis to each other. Each law puts certain restrictions on every individualís liberty and the more of one leads to the less of the other. In other words they assert the law and liberty are always in inverse ratio. The individualists consider the state as a necessary evil. It is necessary because of the selfish nature of man and the existence of crime. But it is nonetheless an evil because every action of the state implies a restriction on the liberty of the individual. The Anarchists go a step further and assert that the state is an unnecessary evil. They consider that the state as a positive instrument of oppression and want to do away with it at the earliest. They believe that the individual shall be able to enjoy real liberty only when the state disappears.

    The view of the individualist and Anarchists seem to be incorrect in so far as they take liberty in absolute terms and envisage the absence of all restrains on the conduct of the individual. Actually the laws are enacted to regulate the social behaviors of the people and they invariably impose certain restraints in the larger interest of the society. In the absence of such laws or restraints liberty and give rise to would means merely the liberty of the strong and give rise to chaos and disorder. As liberty is meant for all the sections of society restrictions are essential for its enjoyment by all. Thus both views are not fully correct. We cannot say for certain that all laws promote liberty as we cannot say that all laws curtail liberty. In fact much depends on the nature and the contents of the laws. Generally, the laws made by democratic bodies promote liberty because the extended representatives of the people give due consideration to the wishes and interests of the people while enacting this laws with a view to provide facilities for the maximum development of the members of society. With a view to provide equal facilities to all the sections, it has to impose certain restraints on the liberty of the stronger people. In the absence of such restraints will be fully dependent on the will of the strong. Viewed in this sense, law promotes liberty.

    1. Which two groups of people are nearest in agreement in regard to the need of the state?
      1. Individualist and Anarchist
      2. Idealists and Anarchists
      3. The author and the Anarchista
      4. Idealists and Individualists
      5. None of the above

      Ans : D

    2. The view with which Idealists are not likely to agree is
      1. Laws provide conditions for the promotion of human faculties
      2. Many of the laws enacted by the state are not useful for the citizens
      3. Since a state is an embodiment of reason and justice, a citizen must implicitly obey the laws made by it
      4. The children and weaker sections have to be protected through laws which may seem to curtail individual liberty
      5. None of the above

      Ans : B

    3. Which of the following laws will be author not support?
      1. Compelling parents to send their children to school
      2. Compulsory hanging of a murderer
      3. Detention of a person who lectures against a prime minister
      4. Law fixing minimum age of factory workers
      5. None of the above

      Ans : C

    4. The individualist consider the state a necessary evil because
      1. It provides compulsory education
      2. It protects them against Anarchists
      3. Man is basically selfish and, if unchecked is likely to indulge in crimes
      4. It provides job to many
      5. None of the above

      Ans : C

    5. In this passage, the author is trying to
      1. Argue for the abolition of the state
      2. Widen the gap between the views of various groups
      3. Distort the views of various groups
      4. Reconcile the views of various groups
      5. None of the above

      Ans : D

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