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Drug addiction among budding youth on rise in various villages of Beerwah
10/22/2018 10:46:34 PM
Mohammad Sarfaraz

Early Times Report

BUDGAM, Oct 22: Over the years, the drug addiction among the youth has increased in some of the villages in this Central Kashmir district with the result the same has become a cause of concern for the parents in particular and general public at large. Sources said that many youth living in villages in Beerwah tehsil including Gamboora, Chewdara, Bun Zaiengam, Arwah, Dragar, Dachan, Kandoora, Airzal and other adjacent areas have fallen prey to drug addiction since there is easy availability of drugs.
"One fails to understand that how the kids of 9-10 years of age have an access towards these drug substances that has become lucrative business for some drug mafia, who are playing with the lives of these innocent youth," said sources.
Sources said that Kashmir has become a hotspot for drugs where teenagers are getting involved, and the law enforcing agencies are watching all these illegal business as mute spectators. Police and other concerned officials can raid at various places in civil dresses, so that future of these youth can be saved at earliest, sources informed.
They said that there are some villages in Budgam district that has assumed menacing proportions with youth increasingly found to be getting involved in more and more acts of burglary in order to fund their needs for drugs and other substances.
"Without any threat and caring, the young college going youth have become drug addicts and they often cheat their parents for the extra money by the name of tuition fees and pocket money," said sources. The villagers have appealed the district administration and other law enforcing agencies including CID sleuths, social activists to play their role in curbing this menace and take serious action against drug addicts.
"Drug culture is fast engulfing the present society especially the young ones. A large population of youth is lured to drugs due to their easy availability and also due to the fact that Jammu & Kashmir is a transit place for international movement of drugs where they are locally cultivated and manufactured, and unfortunately the youth are being involved into it, sources added.
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