“Corruption can be curbed and uprooted only by means of accountability of all, irrespective of the position one holds or work one does,” said Mohd. Azharuddin, President, Students Islamic Organisation of India (SIO) while addressing the Central Secretariat of SIO at its headquarters in New Delhi on August 15.
Regarding the Jan Lokpal Bill, Azharuddin said the Prime Minister too should be included under the ambit of Lokpal along with all citizens of the society. He further expressed that the proposed bill should be discussed in the parliament in its depth and put across for debate in the civil society for larger participation. Azharuddin exclaimed, “We dream and wish for a corruption-free society and country. This can only be achieved by transparent governance at all levels and accountability of everyone.” Commenting on freedom of expression issue, he said that suppressing the voice of the masses that stand for legitimate cause is undemocratic and unjustified.