People engaged in corruption are defaming Kashmiris: Guv Satya Pal Malik

Jammu: Governor of Jammu & Kashmir Mr Satya Pal Malik on Wednesday hit out at those who blame him for “defaming Kashmiris” by talking about “corruption”. He said those engaged in corruption are the ones defaming the people of the state. Talking to media persons at Raj Bhawan here Mr Satya Pal said, It is wrong to say that he was defaming Kashmiris by talking about corruption in Kashmir, rather, those engaged in corruption in the state are defaming Kashmiris, he said. He was responding to a query over some state political leaders’ statements that the governor was defaming Kashmiris by talking on news channels about “huge corruption” in the state.

Mr Satya Pal Malik received wide condemnation over his anti-graft claiming that his remarks are defaming Kashmiris.

The governor said in his short tenure of over two months, he learnt about the problem of corruption by talking to various stakeholders, including children and youths, and “not through the officers”. He assured to resolve the problem with honesty and dedication.