Politics sans morality brought degeneration in public life: J-K Guv

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Jammu, Jan 11 (UNI) Pained over the rampant corruption and dwindling values in politics, Jammu and Kashmir Governor Lt Gen S K Sinha (retd) today said politics without morality had brought about great degeneration in the life of the common masses.

Delivering an annual benchmark lecture on morality and politics at the University of Jammu, Lt Gen Sinha said that the politics of sufferings and sacrifice of yesteryears had 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 added.

Referring to the degradation that had 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 an exception.'' He stressed the need for considering positive measures that could eradicate the widespread infirmities in public life by radically improving educational and electoral systems.

Corruption was rampant in every sphere of activity and elections had 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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