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ETHICS CASE STUDY: If you were the IAS officer, how you would have conducted yourself? Substantiate.

Topic: ethical concerns and dilemmas in government 

7) An IAS officer visits to see demolition of an illegal temple that was built on a public road. He had ordered that demolition in the public interest after receiving a  complaint and thoroughly verifying facts.

He is accompanied by handful of police personnel. While the demolition is going on, a mob tries to disrupt it. They try to burn IAS officer’s vehicle. When the police try to escort IAS officer to safety, the mob pelts stones at them.

At this moment someone suggests IAS officer to order police to fire shots at the stone-pelting mob.  IAS officer’s safety is at risk.

If you were the IAS officer, how you would have conducted yourself? Substantiate. (150 Words)

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