After militancy drug addiction consuming youth: IGP

‘Drug menace has spread tentacles in rural areas also’

SRINAGAR: Inspector General of Police, Kashmir Abdul Gani Mir on Friday said that militancy in Kashmir consumed a generation and now the drug addiction menace is taking a heavy toll of budding youth.

The IGP Kashmir was addressing a function at Drug De-addiction Centre of Police Control Room Srinagar.  Earlier, the IGP Kashmir and Registrar University of Kashmir Professor Zaffar Ahmad Reshi inaugurated a Vocational

Training Course for rehabilitation of drug abuse patients at PCR.

In his address, Mir said that drug addiction menace has eaten into vitals of the society in Kashmir and the people need to come forward to tackle and combat the problem. “Unfortunately, the militancy has consumed a

generation in Kashmir and now the drug menace is involving our budding youth who otherwise should have been seen in pursuit of their education and career.”

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