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ETHICS CASE STUDY: a) Will you ignore her and sleep for the rest of the journey? Justify.

Topic:  Ethics in human actions
8) You are traveling in a government bus to your native place from Bangalore. It’s a night journey. The bus is full. You notice that there is only one female in the bus, about 20 years old. She is visibly uncomfortable and seems nervous. She is standing despite there being one seat vacant next to bus conductor’s seat. The conductor is in his mid twenties too. When conductor asks her to sit next to her, she says she can stand for the rest of the journey. On insisting, she tells him bluntly that she is not comfortable sitting next to any male during night journey due to certain bad experiences in the past. At the same time you notice that nobody is offering her a seat. You are sitting in a two seater seat next to a middle aged person who is now in deep sleep.
a) Will you ignore her and sleep for the rest of the journey? Justify.
b) What issues does the case highlight. How can these issues be solved? Examine. (250 Words)