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Ulemas and other scholars frame committees to end menace of drug consumption in valley
7/11/2019 11:55:25 PM
Apart from rapes and, child abuse in the Kashmir valley a new discordant situation has been created with drugs being taken by the majority of youth which force the youth to commit crimes including rapes and child abuse In order to curb the growing menace of drug addiction and women issues in the Valley, various ulemas, religious scholars and members of civil society have decided to form a comprehensive committees to tackle these issues. In a day long seminar held at historical Mirwaiz Manzil in downtown, many prominent personalities from all walks of life shared their concerns about increase in number of drug addiction cases in Kashmir.
Kashmir's head priest and Chairman Mutahida Majlis-e-Ulema (MMU) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq after listening to all the speakers proposed to form two separate committees that would work to address drug addiction and women issues in the society. He said as responsible citizens, there is a dire need to address the social evils in the society. "We can talk about this things (drug addiction, women issues) all day, but actually need is to work on ground to curb these growing menace," Mirwaiz said.
The two committees would comprise members from different organisations including religious and social groups Yes formation of separate committees is to address the situation. But who is to be blamed? Pakistan alone is promoting drugs in the valley and since the start of cross-LoC trade there have been police seizure of drugs, including opium, from Pakistani traders. It has to be ensured that Pakistan authorities are berated for sending rather smuggling of narcotics, drugs and opium. These are the sources of drugs that are consumed by people in Kashmir. What is surprising is that even women consume drugs and there have been cases where the police have raided certain places. But above all the cross-LoC trade be specially checked to prevent drugs from entering into Kashmir.
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