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The voice of conscience

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Barely two months after he was garlanded on becoming state tourism minister, Tasaduq Mufti has set himself apart. The power makes ambitious breed of politicians rebel against their own constituency, commitments and pledges—in Kashmir case. But Mehbooba Mufti’s brother, it looks, does not fit in that mould. Tasaduq feels that pangs of conscience are too strong to be silenced. So on a fresh stead, purged of all the past ugly—regional leadership is afflicted with-- he pulls a different from himself. The incorruptible in him has encouraged him to speak louder and in terribly honest tune. Perhaps he is the only voice in the whole sold lot where ministerial portfolio does not swoon him to shut his eyes from all that is happening around. ‘ I am not going to be quiet and act as if I am unmoved by the tragedy that is unfolding at ground level, just because I am part of the government’, Tasaduq declares his resolve in a signature tune of his own. The pain of loss of lives, destruction of properties and the sense of insecurity is heavily impacting him. He seems ashamed of the deceitful politics his own party has played on the people. He is aghast of his party breaching the trust of people and miserably and shamefully ending up with, what he........

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