Increasing Drug addiction, threat for Women safety and Peace. Karar Hashmi
Increasing Drug addiction, the threat for Women safety and Peace. Karar Hashmi .The Socio-Political Activist Syed Karar Hashmi has reiterated Government of India (GOI) to launch a strong operation against the rising graph of drug addicts in Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir as addiction in the valley has received little attention from the government as well as NGOs who are just giving cosmetic touches to the problem.
Hashmi added that It is a hot social problem and need concrete steps and strategies to go with. The government, mass media and other social organisations must work with great coordination and close knitting to nip the evil in the bud.
Increasing Drug addiction, the threat for Women safety and Peace
Karar Hashmi further said that In the absence of any formal counselling and psychiatric help at the school, higher secondary and college level, drug addiction is rising among the youth of this valley. The survey conducted in the Year 2008 by UNIDC in the valley to assess the graph of addiction. According to the United Nations International Drug Control Programme, that in Kashmir valley 70,000 drug addicts are existing, including 4000 women. Added than 70 % of drug addicts had been found among the student community. While it is shocking that 26% of drug addicts are female students. The drugs are wisely and systematically sold and bought in a market.
To add here, Couple of years ago Social activist from Dab Ganderbal Syed Karar Hashmi has launched a bicycle rally in collaboration with J&K Police from Dab to Manasbal via Wakura, Barsoo, Kurhama and Batwina with an aim to bring awareness among masses about the hazardous effects of the rising graph of drug abuse in the area.
Karar Hashmi from Central Kashmir Ganderbal further said that to be noted that in contemporary scenario 80 per cent drug users in Kashmir valley comprise those who consume prescription medicine. Availability of pharmaceuticals across the counter has added fuel to the fire in serious risk of addiction. There is no check on over-the-counter sale of such medicinal drugs by medical stores. Those belonging to the age group of 15 to 30 are more vulnerable to drug abuse. The youths have easy access to such drugs. Those who are responsible for supplying the drugs are never caught.
We have a collective responsibility to work against drug abuse before it will engulf our society like a fire and burn all human values and so on. Requesting Government of India (GOI) to find a smart strategy against rising drug abuse and brought all those culprits into the book without any mercy, so that humanity will be