KSA calls on govt intensify action against drug issues in state

TMB Report

IMPHAL: In this stage of Covid-19 pandemic, drug smuggling is spawning like mushrooms in the state, and the government needs to take up intensified activities to save the society, stated Kangleipak Students’ Association (KSA).

A press release from KSA signed by its Publicity Secretary KSA HQ H. Babulu stated that the numbers of undertakings related to drugs and tobacco product’s namely WY-tablets, heroin No 4, alcohol, betel leaves, talab, khaini, cigarettes is increasing in the state because the extent of their punishment in the state is very less in number.

As the products are very profitable, the numbers of local individuals doing business is rapidly increasing so the government should look into the matter and take up a strong action against the dealers, it continued.

As per notification no 31/8/2020-M by the government of Manipur on April 20, 2020, and as per vide order no. 40-3/2020-DM-I (A) dated 15th April from the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has issued an order of consolidated revised guidelines. In that issue of order it was mentioned that a clear guideline has been shown for all state/union territory of India namely “there should be strict ban sales of liquor like Gutkha, tobacco etc and spitting should be strictly prohibited. But the practices of spitting and chewing of tobacco products like Pan masala, supari in the public area is still continuing but the government remains silent and refuses to see all the activities instead of taking up an action till date.

He said that because of the negligence of the state government, the consumption of tobacco products and business of drugs and tobacco is increasing and KSA has taken it very seriously. The state government should take up measures and turn them into action as per its order and notification at the earliest. He said that the students’ association will always stand and support any step that is being taken up against the intoxicants/drugs products.

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