Growing liquor consumption, drug abuse taking toll on our future generation: Moulana Hami

Growing liquor consumption, drug abuse taking toll on our future generation: Moulana Hami
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SRINAGAR: Kashmir, Karwan-e-Islami patron Moulana Ghulam Rasool Hami has expressed deep concern over the rising consumption of liquor saying it is taking a serious toll on the generation next of Kashmir.
“At almost every tourist spot, orchards and even graveyards, youth are using drugs, liquor and even playing cards which is not a good sign at all,” Hami said while addressing Friday gathering here.
He said that growing drug abuse is consuming Kashmir’s future generation as drugs of every king is being consumed by young boys which in no case is a good omen for the valley which is already facing enormous challenges.
He said with the menace growing with each passing day, Kashmir’s society is fast losing its sheen and is posing a serious threat. “It is high time for the Ulema, elders of localities and parents to ensure youth are counselled and kept away from this dangerous trend. Though the Ulema of Karwan-e-Islami have already started a mass movement against drug abuse and liquor usage, but it needs a collective approach with the participation of one and all,” he said.
Hami said that Muslims across the globe including Kashmir are facing tremendous hardships and challenges which is posing a testing time for every Muslim as “enemies of Islam are hell bent to create divide and wedge among the Muslims in the name of sects and ideologies”. “It is high time that Muslims should forge unity in their rows to defeat the designs of anti-Muslim forces who are active not only in Kashmir but across the globe,” he said.
Urging people to help their children follow the Qur’an in true letter and spirit, the Karwan-e-Islami chief said, “It is time to remain glued to the footprints of great saints of Kashmir, who put in their blood and sweat to spread Islam in its pristine form. The great teachings Sufi saints of Kashmir will act as a torch bearer for the future generations of Kashmir.”