International Day Against Drug Abuse 2023
News Kashmir Analysis
26 June js marked every year International Day against Drug Abusd and illicit Trafficking. In the valley of Kashmir drug abuse has been a serious issue rattling lives of innumerable youth and destroying many families. The action against drug peddlers and suppliers in recent times by Jammu and Kashmir Police and other law enforcement agencies is although a step in right direction.
As a matter of fact,
The decision to mark International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking was taken on 7 December 1987 via resolution 42/112 of the United Nations General Assembly. The key objective of this assembly was to strengthen global action and cooperation in making the international society free of drug abuse.
On 26 June, every year International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking is observed to spread awareness about the extreme cultural and economic harm the drug trade is still doing across the globe. It is necessary to strengthen global action and cooperation to achieve the goal of an international society of drug abuse.
We need to bear in mind that on 26 th June the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking to raise awareness about the impact of drug abuse and illicit trafficking of drug scores of programmes are marked throughout the world.
Both national and the global pulse was that the Drugs kill and ruin the lives of addicts. Drugs destroys the productivity and strength of a nation and make the user crippled to addiction.
Faisal Khankashi, a young socio-political activist states ” Drug addiction is worst enemy of humanity. Unfortunately, Kashmir too has seen much rise in this ugly tendency. The need of the hour is to rise against this monster. The action against suppliers of drugs by different law enforcement agencies in our region is a heart warming development.
On this anti-drug day, let’s take a step forward to aware everyone about harms of drug abuse and the same needs to be echeod in Kashmir. We should ensure to make Kashmir, country and world free from drug addiction.”
Expert pulse is also worried that in the past few decades especially Drug abuse has badly hit Kashmir with many surveys and ground reports suggesting abnormal rise in drug addicts in the valley of Kashmir.
From masses to expert voices all are concerned.
Voices of sanity opine that We need to understand that Life is the only sure thing we have and don’t need to destroy it with drugs.
It is an unfortunate fact that more people die of drug overdose than car crashes worldwide, the drug epidemic is being called the most avoidable yet common reason for death.
Hope is high that our planet would be free from drug addiction soon.