Charge $Q$ in cavity inside conductor

A point charge Q is inside a cavity in an uncharged conductor. Is the force on Q necessarily zero?

The explanation in the answer goes as

No. For example, if it is very close to the wall, it will induce a charge of the opposite sign on the wall, and it will be attracted.

This sounds weird to me because:-

1. First of all, it says if Q is very close to the wall, it will induce a charge of the opposite sign on the wall but opposite sign shall develop every time on the inner surface of cavity irrespective of the particle's position inside the cavity.

2. Isn't it that getting attracted would signify experiencing a force because of charge's own field since the field inside the cavity is just because of the charge placed [BY GAUSS LAW].

• "Is the force on Q necessarily zero?" Due to what the force are you saying?is it the induced charge or any other charge outside the conductor?
– user212727
Commented Jan 30, 2019 at 13:35
• @TheBroly I have provided both question and answer as they are presented before me by the book. First of all, I guess worrying about external charges isn't worth since they shall pay no contribution to the field inside the cavity [hence no contribution to force on Q inside cavity as well]. Secondly, the Instructor's solution manual states that the force may be experienced due to induced charges if Q is placed very near to cavity wall! Commented Jan 30, 2019 at 14:15
• I think answer in physics.stackexchange.com/questions/356444/… may help
– user212727
Commented Jan 30, 2019 at 14:18
• @TheBroly Also tell me, if I provide a link to the book [its Griffith's], will it go against the community's guidelines? I mean can someone claim I'm letting others avail a soft copy of books which otherwise are purchased? Commented Jan 30, 2019 at 14:18
• If there is any page you want to show,you can send the link of picture of that page
– user212727
Commented Jan 30, 2019 at 15:01