Signature campaign against drug abuse organised in Srinagar

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Itifaq Lone

Srinagar: A signature campaign followed by march in educational institutions and public places Srinagar was organised on Tuesday by an NGO to create awareness about the ill effects of drugs and campaign for their ban.
The chairman of NGO ‘We the Helping Hands Foundation’, Umar Wani, while talking to Kashmir Reader said, “We organised this signature campaign after the complaints from parents regarding the drug abuse by their children, usually as the educated youth use drugs and consume alcohol,” he said.
The Signature campaign march started from Islamia College to Degree College Bemina, later a similar signature campaign was started from Amar Singh College to Lal Chowk. “We got more than thousand signatures on our campaign banner, the youth are now being educated about drug abuse,” wani added.
“This is an initiative to educate our young generation about drug abuse and help them to stop using drugs,” said a college student while signing the banner. “We want a drug addiction free Kashmir,” he added.
“Our NGO initiative is to press Government to ban drugs and alcohol in the Kashmir valley,” said a NGO member. A local youth who signed the drug abuse signature campaign said, “Drugs should be totally banned here by the government, our generations need not to consume them,” he said.