Former Minister and Member AICC Abdul Gani Vakil today stressed upon the youth to come forward and fight menace of corruption as it eats the vitals of the society. Corruption has become a menace not only in the state but in the whole country and same needs to be tackled seriously with iron hand otherwise a bigger war will be started between have’s and have not’s and it will be virtually uncontrollable. He stressed upon the Government to initiate serious measures to curb the corruption and in this regard the assets not only of bureaucrats but also of politicians should be evaluated and out of those assets found to be disproportionate to their legitimate known source of income, as a deterrence and curbing measure, must be confiscated and utilized for welfare of common masses. He lauded the role of former Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad in enacting legislation against the corruption which provided for confiscating the property or wealth amassed by a Government servant but the lacuna to include politicians should be addressed and amendment to this effect must be incorporated at earliest. Mr.Vakil was addressing students of Degree College Sopore on a function organized by the management of the college.
Vakil said that if ever increasing and flourishing corruption is not tackled seriously it will widening unholy gap between youth and the Government and will result in added alienation and as a consequence to it, dejection and oppression will get infused in their thinking which will undoubtedly render them violent and soft targets for exploiters. He urged that Government must prove its writ in tackling the same from top to bottom and taking an exemplary stand against corrupt people particularly Ministers, bureaucrats and officers which is dire need of the hour which will result in a considerable decline in corrupt practices, added Vakil.
Vakil said every religion preaches honesty and from Islamic point of view “paying and receiving bribe is a big sin” as those performing this unlawful act are declared as “Lantis” in Islam. Moreover, Guru Nanak also preached to desist from bribery and said for a Hindu bribe is equivalent to Cow’s meat and for a Muslim it is Pig’s meat, Vakil added.While addressing the gathering Mr. Vakil lauded the role of teachers and said that good teacher can produce a good generation and a bad teacher can produce a bad generation and impressed upon teachers to follow the principle and guide the youth through medium of education blended with moral values and no stone should be left unturned by their teachers and mentors to inculcate in them the religious, moral and ethical values. He urged teachers to understand their duty in building a strong nation through their pious profession and channelizing energy of youth in a constructive direction should be their primary concern.Mr. Vakil described youth as a vibrant part and force of the society, therefore, it is binding upon them to get united and fight also against all other social evils particularly dowry, smoking, drug addiction etc. rather to fall prey to those exploiters who exploit them for political gains. He insisted youth to stand up for themselves to change their destiny as no one is coming here from other planet with a magic wand to set the things in order and right direction for them in a single day.