JAMMU: It is now or never. The war against corruption launched by Governor Satya Pal Malik is to be won, not only for growth of Jammu and Kashmir, but instilling a sense of fair-play among its people, especially the youth, who feel deprived and dejected. It is actually the youth, which attaches huge significance to the campaign, essentially to see the jobs going to deserving and meritorious, as recent years have witnessed worse degree of nepotism and favouritism. For them, the current fight against corruption is now a war drawing demarcation lines between forces of evil and those of good.
The people have made a resolve neither to retreat nor to surrender in their mission of freeing Jammu and Kashmir from corruption.
Yaser Rafiq, a MBBS student welcomed the unequivocal and proactive approach of Governor Satya Pal Malik to eradicate corruption by establishing Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB). He said that corruption earlier kept on growing like undesirable weed across various sectors of our State where even the teaching profession considered to be nation building profession could not remain untouched leave aside the sports field where exists a scam of Rs 25,000 crore in JKCA.
He said that the ACB comprising honest officials need to be developed on the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) pattern to weed out the corruption. The ACB should take up the sensitive departments like F, CS&CA, RDD and PWD at first by fixing a target.
Anil Sharma, Advocate High Court Jammu hailed Governor Satya Pal Malik for his sensational disclosure regarding the backdoor appointments made under the previous regime which has opened the eyes of people of the State. He said persons like Governor Malik are the need of the hour who should take stern action against corruption so that the problems being faced by the common masses could be resolved. He said Governor Malik should make a mechanism against the menace of corruption so that people should think twice before indulging in corrupt practice. He also appreciated the functioning of Anti-Corruption Bureau in the Jammu and Kashmir after the approval of Governor Malik.
Vishu Sharma, District President Youth Congress Jammu Urban lambasted the previous regime for its anti-youth policies. He termed backdoor appointments as major setback to the students who are working hard day and night to get government jobs but due to some corrupt elements in the society could not get the same. He asked the Governor that none is above the law so whosoever including political leaders, bureaucrat or a common man are found involved in the corruption should be made to face law.
He urged Governor to take cognisance of the matter and hold an impartial enquiry in this matter.
Rajinder Sharma, a self-employed hailed the bold steps taken by Governor Malik against the rampant corruption in Jammu and Kashmir. He asked the Governor to take stern action against the misdeeds of previous regime and also follow-up the corruption cases so that the culprits are not spared.
He said that all this shall become worthy only when the Governor takes action against the misdeeds of corrupt officials and ensure that justice is delivered to the deserving.
He appealed to Governor Malik to set up a mechanism so that corruption in J&K can be eradicated.
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