Expressing his concern over failure of the authorities to keep a check on drug mafia in Jammu region, chairman of the Team Jammu, Zorawar Singh Jamwal today asked all political parties of the State to evolve consensus on taking effective steps to eradicate this menace so as to liberate the younger generation from death trap. “All political parties are duty-bound to evolve a mechanism to deal with menace because State is virtually slipping into the tight grip of drug mafia, parents are helplessly watching their teenage children dying slow deaths due to failure of the authorities to crack down on mafia well connected with some corrupt politicians and cops,” pointed Zorawar Singh Jamwal while addressing a press conference here today.
Chairman Team Jammu Zorawar Singh Jamwal appealed to all political parties to bring a resolution in the Assembly to book drug mafia with sedition charges. “On the one hand terrorism is playing with the lives of the common masses while on the other hand it is drug mafia which is spoiling youth of the State”, he pointed out, adding, “Those who are involved supplying drugs to youth are also anti-national and they should also be booked under sedition charges to give them strict message. Spoiling younger generation of the State is also an act against nation”. “The fourth coming budget session of the Assembly will provide opportunity to all political parties to take initiative in this direction”, he said and hoped that State Government under the leadership of young Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti will take the lead in fighting against drug mafia.
Although residents are confronting with numerous other problems, drug addiction needs immediate attention because this menace is spoiling our younger generation; he observed and mentioned that it is high time to take some concrete steps to stop this menace. “Our coming generation will not forget if we failed to take step to stop this menace at this point of time”, he said and asserted that Team Jammu has already launched a war against drug addiction and drug mafia to liberate our younger generation from the yoke of this menace.
“Drug addiction is not confined only to boys only, now this menace has also gripped girls also as cases of females found involved in consuming drugs have increased manifold”, he said. Jamwal said that continuing its campaign against drug mafia and drug lords, Team Jammu has decided to organise anti-drug rally at Samba on May 15 (Sunday).
Samba’s rally would be the fourth successive anti-drug rally to educate the younger generation against this menace which has been slowly gripping youth of Jammu region. Earlier similar rallies were organised at Jammu, Rajouri and Katra.