Expedite the process

Expedite the process

The ordinance seeking amendment in J&K Public Safety Act to book the people involved in selling of spurious pesticides, fungicides and fertilizers has run into tough weather as the Governor’s office Raj Bhawan has raised multiple queries.
The ordinance was sent to Governor for his approval last month. The ordinance seeks six-month to one-year imprisonment for the accused. The queries raised by Raj Bhawan have for time being delayed the process. The state government would have to first answer the questions which have been raised by the Raj Bhawan then only any headway could be made to book the accused under PSA.
Booking people involved is selling spurious fertilizers and pesticides would serve as a deterrent for the criminals who loot the common people by selling spurious items.
The Jammu and Kashmir government should come up with another ordinance to book the people involved in selling spurious drugs and medicines under the PSA too. These people play with the lives of gullible masses for earning quick money. Stringent laws only can curb the growing adulteration in the food products, medicines and spurious fertilizers.
The Jammu and Kashmir government should answer the queries raised by the Governor House without any delay to ensure that precedence is set to tackle the people who are selling poison on the name of selling various items. Even the medical experts are of the opinion that Cancer cases are increasing due to people consuming spurious food items. Even the quality of fruits and vegetables has deteriorated due to use of spurious fertilizers and pesticides.
Enacted in 1978, the PSA allows detention of a person without a trial for three and six months, but it can be respectively extended to one and two years. The J&K government needs to work on the ordinance so that it gets clearance from the Raj Bhawan and culprits.