Corruption Compelling Youth To Join Militancy: MP   

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SRINAGAR — Member of Parlia­ment of Rajya Sabha and senior PDP leader, Nazir Ahmad Laway on Thursday said that the cor­ruption has compelled youth to join militant ranks. Laway said that the “senior officers who are corrupt are responsible for the youth joining militant ranks.”

“The corruption in Kulgam and others districts is at peak and the youth are being pushed to the wall, thus compelling them to join the militant ranks,” he said.

He added that the corrupt “se­nior officers are harassing the youth, who don’t see their fu­ture anywhere.” “I presided over a meeting today in Kulgam in which the officers from different departments were present and I pledge to eradicate the corrup­tion and the names of the cor­rupt officers will be made public soon,” he added.

Laway further said there is a need to eradicate the “corrup­tion so that the educated youth who are being compelled to join the militant ranks could heave a sigh of relief.”

“The youth in the Valley are not getting benefits of the schemes meant for them,” he said, adding that they “must get benefits of all the schemes meant for them.”

He added that he will ap­proach the Governor, Satya Pal Malikm and other officers “to highlight the sufferings of youth and to eradicate the corruption here.”

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