Reader Impact: Pulwama admin wakes up to poppy menace

Reader Impact: Pulwama admin wakes up to poppy menace

Anantnag: Following a report by Kashmir Reader regarding unabated poppy cultivation in parts of Pulwama district, the concerned Deputy Commissioner (DC) Wednesday ordered police and civil administration to gear up and take immediate action against the menace. Kashmir Reader on May 12 reported about flourishing illegal poppy cultivation in many areas of Pulwama district. The […]

Poppy cultivation goes on unabated in Pulwama district

Poppy cultivation goes on unabated in Pulwama district

Anantnag: Thousands of kanals of land in Pulwama district and some other parts of south Kashmir are under poppy cultivation, the authorities having conveniently chosen to look the other way. As per local sources, agricultural land in many areas like Koil, Chandgam, Baderwan, Beighpora, Padgampora Lajoora, Parigam, Wahibugh, Newa and many other villages of Pulwama […]

HC gives govt three weeks to submit status report of de-addiction policy

HC gives govt three weeks to submit status report of de-addiction policy

Srinagar: The J&K High Court Friday granted three weeks to state government for filing the status report about adoption of drug de-addiction policy. The court granted time after Additional Advocate General (AAG) B A Dar informed that the draft policy has been already finalised and the state was going to adopt the policy soon. The […]

Drug Addiction Equals the Shadow of Death. Stop it Now!

By Mudasir Lone Have you ever thought about it that Almighty Allah clearly in the highly esteemed book, the Quran mentions that “we as superior over all other species as we have a piece of mind; that means we can react to the world in a sensible way”. We, on this landmass, are called as […]

HC directs govt to immediately finalise drug de-addiction policy

HC directs govt to immediately finalise drug de-addiction policy

SRINAGAR: The J&K High Court on Friday directed the state government to finalise its drug de-addiction policy immediately, given the impact of this “social malady”. The Division Bench of Justice Sanjeev Kumar and Justice Sindhu Sharma passed the direction after State Counsel Aamir Shah informed court that the draft drug de-addiction policy has been framed, […]

The Problem of Drug Addiction

The Problem of Drug Addiction

The conditions that obtain in Kashmir, overlaid by multiple stresses and, of course, youthful forays into harmful and deleterious ways of life are making some youth in Kashmir take recourse to drugs. While the overall problem is not overwhelming in the sense of proportionately and in relative terms, but the fact remains that it is […]

Drug Addiction and Youth: Prevention is Better than Cure!

Drug Addiction and Youth: Prevention is Better than Cure!

AAMIR SUHAIL PANDITH At the present day, youth in Kashmir is facing a number of problems. One of these is the drug menace. Some young people are taking drugs and have become addicted to these, unable to come out of this vicious spiral. It has been observed that the young people in Kashmir valley that […]

Govt puts first-ever drug de-addiction policy draft for public feedback

Govt puts first-ever drug de-addiction policy draft for public feedback

Srinagar: The government is seeking suggestion on the draft on first-ever drug de-addiction policy. The 31-page draft document has been framed by the Institute of Mental Health and Neuro-Sciences (IMHANS) of the Government Medical College (GMC) Srinagar in collaboration with the department of Psychiatry, SKIMS, and the J&K State AIDS Control Society. It includes measures […]

HC seeks info on cases of spurious drugs

HC seeks info on cases of spurious drugs

Srinagar: The J&K High Court Friday directed state government to inform the court about the number of cases pending against persons found involved in spurious drugs trafficking. The court observed that it was the responsibility of authorities to see and check how spurious drugs are coming into the market. Hearing a suo-moto cognizance taken by […]

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