NMIMS Case Discussion Topic 3 – Rehan's decision : Turmoil in Anarsia

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  • #2324
     Abhirup Bhattacharya 
    Keymaster

    The Republic of Anarsia is located in the south eastern part of the African continent. Tunga, the oil rich province of Anarsia, is demanding secession from the union. The movement is being led by General Alcatras, head of Tungan National Movement (TNM), who is widely regarded as responsible for death of 20,000 civilians in the last two years.

    Tungans are known to fierce fighters and at one point of time constituted nearly 50% of Anarsian Military. General Alcatras was once regarded as the symbol of unity between Tungans and Anarsians and was conferred “Pearl of Anarsia” title for his role in the 1980 freedom struggle. The trouble started in 1995 when Anarsian parliament passed a resolution limiting Tungan participation in military to 10% of total strength, removing Tungal (language spoken by native Tungans) as an official language and reducing the autonomy that the province enjoyed in foreign policy and external trade. Tungans constitute nearly 12% of the population of Anarsia, while their province contributes nearly 65% of Anarsian GDP. Since, the start of the insurgency, there has been wide scale human rights violations by Anarsian forces in Tunga.

    Rehan, a native Anarsian, is a well established Doctor in the city of Roina in Tunga province. As a young child, Rehan used to consider General Alcatras as his hero like many other Anarsians. However, today Rehan holds the General responsible for the troubles in his war-torn country and believes in a united Anarsia. He lost his fiancee during a blast by TNM in Roina last year.

     On a rainy night, he finds an injured rebel soldier at his door step. The soldier is unconscious, bleeding profusely and needs urgent medical attention for any chance of survival. To his shock, Rehan discovers it is none other than General Alcatras. The death of the General, may lead to end of the war. What should Rehan do?

    The discussion is now open !  :yahoo:  

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    #2330
     hitarthmuse 
    Participant

    Rehan would not be entirely wrong if he lets personal vendetta overpower his duty as a doctor to follow the Hippocratic Oath under all circumstances since he has lost his loved one in a war whose perpetrator is now at his mercy.

    However, since he is a doctor, he must let his personal grievances aside and cure General Alcatras as a patient. Rehan shouldn’t look into the pros and cons of the General’s death cause it could have both positive as well as retaliatory consequences, which would be detrimental to Anarsia’s security itself. He must try his best to save the General and inform the Anarsian Police about General Alcatras’ situation. He must perform his duty as a doctor to let the General recuperate, report him to the Anarsian Police and let the General be tried in the Anarsian Court of Law for his crimes.

    #2331
     Abhirup Bhattacharya 
    Keymaster

    Rehan would not be entirely wrong if he lets personal vendetta overpower his duty as a doctor to follow the Hippocratic Oath under all circumstances since he has lost his loved one in a war whose perpetrator is now at his mercy.

    Impressive start ! You have initiated the debate in a well structured and logical manner. Loved the entire way you presented your thoughts without over emphasising it. +7 for this. The Panelists now feel you can drive the discussion to its rightful conclusion. However, they are still looking for others to add newer dimensions.

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    #2351
     Arpa Mitra 
    Participant

    As Hitarthmuse rightly said, Rehan needs to serve the role of a doctor before everything else. As a doctor he is committed to promoting ,maintaining or restoring human health whenever and however possible. Also, because of his past experience it would definitely be difficult for him to carry out his duties since this time his patient is no other than General Alcatras. The best thing he can do is help the General in restoring his health and then hand him over to Anarsian Police. In this way he would be complacent with the fact that he didnot had to violate his oath and also by handing him over to police his duty towards society or for safety of others’ lives was carried out perfectly.

    #2358
     Abhirup Bhattacharya 
    Keymaster

    As Hitarthmuse rightly said, Rehan needs to serve the role of a doctor before everything else. As a doctor he is committed to promoting ,maintaining or restoring human health whenever and however possible.

    +2 for the same.

    What about bringing peace to his country? The general’s death may simply end the war. And what about Rehan’s dilemma that he considered the general as his childhood hero?

    These are areas the discussion should also move into…

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    MBA Finance, NMIMS, Mumbai 2011-13

    #2421
     prajeshgupta 
    Participant

    Rehan, a doctor, who is a native Anarsian, is in a dilemma. He used to worship General Alcatras who was the symbol of unity between the Anarsians and Tungans and was one of the  well-known faces of the 1980 freedom struggle.But his perception of the General have changed ever since the General has been associated with the TNM

     

    From this description it seems Dr. Rehan is not aware of the restrictions which the Anarsian govt has put on the Tungan population(restricting participation in armed forces to 10%,reducing autonomy in foreign policy and trade, removing Tungal  from  list of official languages). It seems he considers General Alcatras as a seperatist who is his nations enemy.His personal loss of his fiancee also fuels this dislike.

    As described in the passage Dr. Rehan finds General Alcatraz in an unconscious state and in need of urgent medical attention. In my opinion Dr. Rehan should perform his duties professionally and treat the General. Though General Alcatras and his TNM movement have been responsible for death of 20000 people, it is Rehan’s obligation to save lives of people whenever possible.

    In case Rehan gets overcome by his personal emotions(due to loss of his fiancee) and he lets the General die, the situation can turn worse. The separatist movement will get a martyr in the form of the General, the seperatists might hero worship him and there are chances that the TNM might intensify and calls to seperate Tungan from Anarsia might grow stronger.  This might lead to more loss of life than ever imagined, especially in mainland Anarsia.

    On the other hand Rehan can treat the unconscious general and save his life.He can try to convince the general that there is no solution through violence,peaceful  dialogue is the only way.  After the genral recovers fully, Rehan should inform the govt authorities and hand over the general to them. The government  would carry on negotiations with the general, rather than flare up the TNM  which would lead to more destruction.

    #2424
     Abhirup Bhattacharya 
    Keymaster

    Rehan, a doctor, who is a native Anarsian, is in a dilemma. He used to worship General Alcatras who was the symbol of unity between the Anarsians and Tungans and was one of the well-known faces of the 1980 freedom struggle.

    Superb, constructive, well thought out. Impressive !  :good:   :yahoo: +10 for great analysis. +10 for thinking out of the box in analysing the situation in both events. Overall +20  :yahoo:

    Panelist: The candidate seems constructive, analytical and has good decision making skills. We love it !

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    MBA Finance, NMIMS, Mumbai 2011-13

    #2432
     milan modi 
    Participant

    It is given that Rehan is a doctor by profession. He is now in a mental fix between Dharma and Karma. If he lets a bleeding man die, he will have the guilt of not making an effort to save the life of a human being, thus he is not doing his duty as a doctor. If he saves the General and gives him life then he will think that he has saved a man who may be (in indirect ways) held responsible for the death of his wife and 20000 more people.

    According to me, Dr. Rehan should not forget that he his roots and his duties. It is the very land of Anarsia which has given him an opportunity to become a doctor and serve the people. His first and foremost aim should be to help and save people’s lives. He should not distinguish amongst a citizen, a soldier or a general. The value of human life is more important than any thing else.

    Given the number of changes that have taken place and the new orders passed by the government, Tungans are fearing that their identity in their own motherland. Their region contributes to 65% of the GDP of Anarsia, they contribute a large chunk to the military of their nation. But now the government has imposed several harsh restrictions. Their language been removed from the official language list of the nation. The wide scale uprising among the people is their way of fighting against the government. As far as his personal loss(death of his wife) is concerned, the general cannot be held responsible for that. He is just a leader who wants his voice to be heard. Although his means to achieve his goal is not constitutional, Dr. Rehan should not sto the good work. He should perform his duties.

    #2845
     Sanchit Goyal 
    Participant

    I completely agree with Prajesh. The death of General Alcatras may not prove positive instead it might strengthen the cause of the war and provide a new reason to the supporters of TNM.
    Rehan  considered General Alcatras his childhood hero though he is a native Arnasian, so same would also be the case for many native Tungans. They would treat the death of the General as a disaster and hence become more determined to fight. This will turn the whole concept of “war coming to end as a result of General’s death!” upside down.

    Hence in my opinion Rehan should not refrain from helping the General in the best way possible. He should not let personal grievances come in the middle of his duties as a doctor.

    Being so close to death himself, the General may realize that the war is of no good to anyone and the conditions may improve thereafter. The war may come to an end and negotiations be made in a parliamentary manner without any involvement of violence.

    #2981
     Sanchit Goyal 
    Participant

    @abhirup_bhattacharya sir please give your review. We are waiting

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