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1. Statement: Should persons convicted of criminal offences in the past be allowed to contest elections in India?
Arguments:
No. Such persons cannot serve the cause of the people and country.
Yes. It is democracy - let people decide whom to vote.

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2. Statement: Should officers accepting bribe be punished?
Arguments:
No. Certain circumstances may have compelled them to take bribe.
Yes. They should do the job they are entrusted with, honestly.

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3. Statement: Should there be a complete ban on use of all types of chemical pesticides in India?
Arguments:
No. The pests will destroy all the crops and the farmers will have nothing to harvest.
Yes. The chemical pesticides used in agriculture pollute the water underground and this has become a serious health hazard.

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4. Statement: Should cutting of trees be banned altogether?
Arguments:
Yes. It is very much necessary to do so to restore ecological balance.
No. A total ban would harm timber based industries.

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5. Statement: Should there be a restriction on the migration of people from one state to another state in India?
Arguments:
No. Any Indian citizen has a basic right to stay at any place of his/her choice and hence they cannot be stopped.
Yes. This is the way to effect an equitable distribution of resources across the states in India.

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6. Statement: Should all refugees, who make unauthorized entry into a country, be forced to go back to their homeland?
Arguments:
Yes. They make their colonies and occupy a lot of land.
No. They leave their homes because of hunger or some terror and on human grounds, should not be forced to go back.

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7. Statement: Should India create a huge oil reserve like some Western countries to face difficult situations in future?
Arguments:
No. There is no need to block huge amount of foreign exchange and keep the money idle.
Yes. This will help India withstand shocks of sudden rise in oil prices due to unforeseen circumstances.

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8. Statement: Should there be more than one High Court in each state in India?
Arguments:
No. This will be a sheer wastage of taxpayers money.
Yes. This will help reduce the backlog of cases pending for a very long time.

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9. Statement: Should judiciary be independent of the executive?
Arguments:
Yes. This would help curb the unlawful activities of the executive.
No. The executive would not be able to take bold measures.

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10. Statement: Should all the practising doctors be brought under Government control so that they get salary from the Government and treat patients free of cost?
Arguments:
No. How can any country do such an undemocratic thing?
Yes. Despite many problems, it will certainly help minimize, if not eradicate, unethical medical practices.

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