Samba, May 15
Intensifying its campaign to liberate youth of Jammu from the yoke of drug abuse, Team Jammu today sought support of the residents of entire Samba district to take this fight to the logical conclusion to the save the younger generation.
“It is fact that Samba has always played a dominant role in all historical agitations launched in Jammu region from time to time to restore dignity and honour of the people”, said Zorawar Singh Jamwal, chairman of the Team Jammu, while addressing a gathering on the conclusion of the anti-drug rally at Veer Bhoomi here this afternoon.
Today’s was the fourth successive rally being organised by Team Jammu against menace of drug abuse. Earlier similar rallies were organised at Jammu, Rajouri and Reasi (Katra) districts. “Residents of Samba again have to play the role which they had played in earlier agitation”, he said and pointed out that Samba, which is land of sacrifices, is always a source of inspiration for the people of whole Jammu region.
Elaborating that drug abuse is not only a menace but part of the nefarious designs to spoil younger generation. “Every day we are getting shocking information about deaths of youth from different parts of Jammu region”, he said and disclosed that helpless parents are approaching Team Jammu to save their wards from this menace.
Pointing towards recovery of drugs worth Rs 10 crore from International Border (IB) two days back, Jamwal said this recovery has substantiated that international mafia is operating in supplying drugs in Jammu. He dubbed drug mafia operation in Jammu as narco-terrorism and pointed out that after failing to spoiling younger generation through guns, now attempts are being made to indulge our generation in narco- terrorism.
He emphasised on the need of creating awareness among students and young generation to liberate Jammu from the yoke of drug abuse. He said that most parts of the Jammu are gripped with the menace of drug abuse and it is need of the hour to create awareness among people in this regard.
Seeking support of all sections of the society, Jamwal said that they would take their war to the logical conclusion with the support of the people. “The way people, especially the youth, are coming forward in our campaign has encouraged us”, he said and reiterated commitment of the Team Jammu to liberate youth of Jammu region from the yoke of drugs. He said that it
was responsibility of
youth to make Jammu free from drugs.
Team Jammu chairman, Zorawar Singh Jamwal further regretted that none of the political group has taken this issue seriously. “We want to give a message to those who are ignoring genuine issues that gone are the days when people were befooled by emotive issues now youth of Jammu region has decided to take up those issues which are affecting all sections of the society”, he said and asked elected representatives of Jammu to take up this issue in the forth
coming budget session of
Speaking on the occasion, Vijay Singh Sambyal, retired DIG, J&K Police and District bar Association, President, advocate Subash Singh Sambyal in their respective speeches said that drug mafia is part of nexus between drug lords and terror groups. “Narco terrorism is dangerous form of terrorism”, they cautioned and said that it is alarming that our youth are falling into the prey of this new type of terrorism. “It is more or less a slow poison which spoils our younger generation”, they said and emphasised on the need of involving every
section of the society to
eradicate this menace. “We should not shift every responsibility on government agencies. It is high time for the civil society to shoulder responsibility of fight this menace and other social evils”, he said.
“If we failed to untidily fight against this menace, future generation will not forgive us”, they said and thanked the residents of Samba district for making anti-drug bike rally as a grand success as it has
given a strong message to influential drug mafia. “We are passing through a very
It is high time to come together to fight this menace”, they appealed to the people, adding, “this menace has gripped youth all castes, creeds, regions and religion so there is need to come on a common platform to fight to this menace”.