Meghalaya Governor Tathagata Roy violated constitutional principles\u2014and thereby diminished the constitutional office he holds\u2014by tweeting support for the call for a total economic boycott of Kashmiris in the wake of the Pulwama attack. Roy also exposed his ignorance of the strategic importance of commerce with Kashmir and Kashmiris, in both tracking terror-financing as well as addressing Kashmiri alienation that plays into the hands of terrorists and separatists. The office of the Governor is a key one in India\u2019s federal structure, and a Governor is sworn to preserve and defend the Constitution, thereby working to uphold the integrity of the Indian Union. Roy\u2019s tweet could incite other Indians to boycott Kashmiris and Kashmir, undermining the Union\u2019s integrity. In fact, Roy\u2019s tweet goes against the very spirit of the Constitution as enshrined in the principles of \u201cJUSTICE, social, economic and political\u201d, \u201cEQUALITY of status and of opportunity\u201d and \u201cpromote(-ing) among them all (citizens) FRATERNITY assuring the dignity of the individual and the unity and integrity of the Nation\u201d contained in the Preamble. Further alienating Kashmiris by denying them equal economic opportunity and assaulting their dignity by treating them as sub-par compared to their fellow-citizens from the other parts of the country will feed into any disaffection they may feel with the Indian State. It would be an end that the separatists\u2019 playbook seeks. Letting Roy continue as Governor erodes faith in the Constitution and its authority. A person inciting one set of Indians to act against another violates the basic tenets of the Constitution, and thus the person can\u2019t be expected to honour and uphold the Constitution even when she has sworn to do so. While the Supreme Court, in a 2010 judgment, called for \u201ccompelling reasons\u201d to guide the removal of a Governor from her post by the president, there can be no doubt that Roy\u2019s failure to uphold Constitutional values is an anathema to the idea of a state bound to the Constitution, and thus makes for \u201ccompelling reason\u201d. Apart from this, Roy\u2019s stand is counter-productive for India\u2019s fight against terrorism. Transactions in Kashmiri shops and bank accounts in the country need to be part of the mainstream to keep an eye out for dubious flow of money, thereby letting the country\u2019s intelligence track possible terror-funding. The Centre advises the President in gubernatorial appointments. The onus is now on the Union government to at least condemn Roy\u2019s anti-Constitutional stand, and thus pave the way for the president to act on his removal. Failure to do so will not only set the wrong precedent, it will also be seen as the Union government lacking faith in the Constitution.