Kashmir: Non-transparency, corrupt system pushes youth to a path of destruction: Ex Congress minister

Sameer Lone

Jammu | Mar 02: Former Congress minister Abdul Gani Vakil, who has now floated his own party, J&K Bachao Tehreek believes that the corrupt system and non-transparency prevailing from several successive regimes has pushed the Kashmiri youth to toe a path of destruction.

Vakil believes that “the youth get distanced from the mainstream because of the corruption in both the regimes.”

He, however, has no solution to it, but says that during the current regime led by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, the corruption has reached new heights that have alienated the Kashmiri youth further from the mainstream politics.

Kashmir is a conflict between India and Pakistan. The mainstream parties in the J&K bat for India while the Separatists’ bat for the plebiscite promised to Kashmiris by India’s first prime minister when the state acceded to India on some conditions.

While the rise in militancy has surged in the Kashmir valley, Mr Vakil says the rampant corruption and the process of recruitments have taken a toll on the meritorious and qualified youth of the state.

Mr Vakil has also met the State’s Governor N N Vohra and told him rendering anti-graft institution defunct which had been admitted a day before Chairman State Accountability Commission (SAC) himself.

“The Chairman has admitted that the govt is not seriousness in strengthening this institution and they don’t want this department but they just need it for political reasons.

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