Team Jammu urges Guv to wipe out drug mafia

Jammu, Jun 23: Team Jammu, a social body fighting against drug abuse, on Sunday appealed to the Governor Satya Pal Malik to translate his concern into reality by wiping out drug mafia from the state.
Welcoming Governor’s concern over growing drug abuse here in the state, Chairman, Team Jammu, Zorawar Singh Jamwal asserted, “Governor’s concern should not remain mere concern but it must be translated in reality and drug mafia has to be dealt with iron hands to save younger generation. The time has come to launch operation flush out against drug lords operating in our state especially Jammu Province.”
He was addressing a programme on anti-drug day here.
Seeking support of the civil society to eradicate the menace of drug abuse, Jamwal said that cooperation of every section of the society is must to liberate our younger generation from the yoke of drug addiction.
“We have to accept this reality that drugs are slowly tightening grip on the youth of the State. It is high time to start a deciding war against this menace,” he said.
While appreciating the police for launching campaign against drug mafia in Jammu, Singh, however, alleged that still there are some black sheep among cops involved in helping drug mafia. “Need of the hour is to single out such black sheep to make the ongoing campaign more effective and result oriented,” he added.
SSP Jammu, Tejinder Singh, who was the special invitee in the programme, said, “Better coordination among parents, teachers, Mohalla committee, Panchayats and police personnel is must to check growing influence of drug abuse among youth in the society.”
The program was organised as part of ‘World Anti Drug Day’ to be observed on June 26.
Singh said, “10 to 15 per cent of our youth are drug addicts so remaining population of the society is duty bound to liberate this section from the yoke of this addiction. We are aggressively dealing with that 10 to 15 per cent involved in addiction or drug peddling but civil society as whole must come forward and saving remaining 85 to 90 percent youth from the menace of drug abuse.”