This has reference to the statement made by his excellency Governor Satya Pal Malik regarding corruption in the state. Every conscious and civilized individual would endorse the statement of the governor for eradicating corruption in the state which is eating its vitals. It is a fact that most of the politicians and some bureaucrats are corrupt and have amased wealth beyond their known sources of income and this is poor mans tax money that is being realized by the government which otherwise could have been utilized for some welfare schemes and other developmental works.
It is quite contrast to the fact that most of our roads are in shabby conditions and are not even being macadamized. Even the shortage of drinking water is adding to the misery of poor. When the government fails to provide the basic amenities like drinking water, electricity and repairs to the dilapidated roads then what else can one expect from the governor administration.
I can understand why hon’ble Governor asked militants to eliminate corrupt. But it same time gave an impression that governor has accepted the role of militants in the state. As is well known here, one trigger for militancy was the wanton loot by the corrupt politicians and officers who were sheilded by the state and even given refuge in the mainstream politics.
This shows utter failure of the administration as It is for the first time during 30 long year conflict that any state head had to seek help from militants to get rid of the menace. What is the role of investigating agencies then who are meant to curb the corruption and uproot the corrupt from the system.
It would be appropriate if the governor orderst a thorough probe to unveil the corrupt officers and politicians and put them behind the bars for looting our tax money and resources in order to live a luxurious life. I would as a lay person suggest the excellency to strengthen the VOK -CB by giving them more powers for effective steps against corrupt and their patrons who use influence for shelving such cases. Let governor also act against all those corrupt officers who join mainstream politics which offers them refuge from investigatiions for their past corrupt practices.
Mohammad Farooq Wani
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