Jammu, Jan 11 (UNI) Pained over rampant corruption and dwindling values in politics, Jammu and Kashmir Governor Lt Gen S K Sinha (Retd) today said the politics without morality had brought about great degeneration in the life of common masses.
Delivering an annual benchmark lecture on morality and politics at the University of Jammu, Lt Gen Sinha said the politics of sufferings and sacrifice of yesteryear's has now become a profession of profit not only for oneself but also for generations of one's family.'' ''The ideal of both right end and right means has given way to dubious ends through dubious means,'' he said.
Referring to degradation that has come about in the country, the Governor said ''even today we have some individual leaders in politics who uphold high moral values but they are the exception.'' He stressed the need for considering positive measures that can eradicate the widespread infirmities in the public life by radically improving educational and electoral systems.
Corruption is rampant in every sphere of activity and elections have become the fountainhead of not only corruption but also crime,communalism and casteism, Lt Gen Sinha observed.
''This malady has to be cured'', the Governor said, strongly favouring the electoral reforms to ensure purity in elections.
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