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Laigaroo concerned over drug abuse

12:19 AM May 30, 2024 IST | GK NEWS SERVICE
laigaroo concerned over drug abuse
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Srinagar, May 29: PDP leader and party state secretary Arif Laigaroo on Wednesday expressed concern over the nuisance of drug abuse among youth.

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“Substance abuse has been prevalent in the Valley since the 1980s. However, lately – especially since 2015 – the rampant drug abuse by Kashmiri youth has caused acute concern throughout the Valley,” he said in a statement.

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Laigaroo added that the increase in drug consumption might be a direct result of increased pilferage on Kashmiri drug routes. He underscored the need for awareness among the youth to get rid of the drug abuse. “If collective measures were not taken it will have dangerous consequences on our society. The situation demands a collective effort to get our society rid of drug abuse,” he said.

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The PDP leader stressed the need for organising free medical camps and acknowledged the support provided by health authorities, police and NGO in curbing the menace.

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