Ethical Lessons from Recent events

Ethical Lessons from Recent events

Background: Some of the recent events that have taken place in the country can be useful from GS-Paper IV perspective and can be taken note of.

Case 1 – Torture of Domestic help by Gurgaon couple

What are ethical issues around the case?
 The minor girl was subjected to torture, physical abuse, and exploitation by her employers.
 Discrimination based on Gender, Caste (as the girl belonged to Schedule Tribe) and Child abuse.
 Failure of the system and society that such barbaric acts continue to occur in modern day society.

Case 2 – Justice S. Abdul Nazeer

What are life lessons that we can learn from him?
 Justice Nazeer is a retired Supreme Court judge who was recently appointed as Governor of Andhra Pradesh.
 He had a very difficult childhood as he used to scavenge for fishes to bring additional income and support to his family. In spite of adversity and challenges, he went on to become a successful lawyer and judge showcasing the importance of hard work, strong determination and grit.
 Justice Nazeer has spoken about the sacrifices of his mother for the family and has shown respect for his elders. Thereby, respecting and remembering the elderly and their hustle.
 Justice Nazeer has learned Sanskrit, demonstrates a diversity of interests and has an open mind. It teaches us the importance of being open to different cultures, traditions and perspectives.
 As a judge, Justice Nazeer stood for what is right and placed the nation first.

NoteYou can quote these examples in your ethics answers and essay papers. Take notes about these events.  

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