Imphal: Manipur Legislative Assembly has unanimously resolved that all the 60 MLAs will be the warriors of the War on Drugs campaign.
On the last day of the 3rd session of the 12th Manipur Legislative Assembly on Friday, Chief Minister N Biren who is also Leader of the House moved a private member resolution on the ‘War on Drug’ under Rule 106 of the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in the House.
Most of the members of the House irrespective of political parties expressed their support and suggestion on the resolution.
The Chief Minister said that the government has launched the War on Drugs campaign with the aim at completely eradicating the drugs menace that is crippling the State for the past many years.
He observed that the State being en-route to the notorious Golden Triangle and having a lengthy stretch of porous and poorly monitored International border shared with Myanmar, it has been severely affected by various forms of illegal drug related activities that include large scale smuggling of contraband items, mass scale consumption of drugs amongst youths leading to loss of lives and broken families, iliegal manufacturing and transit in transport to other parts of the country.
The Chief Minister also opined that the escalation of poppy plantation in hill regions of the State has become a serious threat to the normalcy of the State. Due to all these activities, there is severe degradation in the society, he added.
He maintained that the government has been investing a huge amount of its manpower and resources in combating drug issue, poppy destruction and other drug related crimes which otherwise would have been utilized for other developmental activities.
If the drug menace is not rooted out in time and tackled properly, it would not only deteriorate every aspects of society to an irreparable level, but will also badly compromise our future generations, he said.
Biren asserted that in order to make the endeavour of the government successful and save the State from an impending catastrophe, joint effort and collective responsibility of judiciary, legislature, executive, civil stakeholders and general masses is very much needed.
The support and participation of each and every elected Member of the House is very important in this crucial hour, he added.