Topic: Ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions;
10) In Bangalore, as per Supreme Court directive, a demolition drive is going on to clear ‘illegal’ buildings that are built upon lake beds. Bangalore Development Authority, a government agency has itself built layouts on lake beds and allotted sites to beneficiaries as per its rules. Its mistake is that it didn’t take permission from the revenue department before creating layouts. Now, these layouts have developed into fully residential areas and residents who have been residing there for decades face uncertain future – if government doesn’t intervene their homes will be flattened and they (both rich and poor) will be made homeless.
In your opinion, should the demolition of these residential areas continue? Substantiate on ethical grounds. (150 Words)
What should government do in this situation? Justify. (150 Words)