Separatists responsible for drug-menace in Kashmir: Darakhshan

Excelsior Correspondent

SRINAGAR, Dec 27: Senior BJP leader and party spokesperson, Dr Darakhshan Andrabi today said that separatists and some mainstream people are responsible for drug-menace in Kashmir.
She said that for three decades in an organised manner a big population from a few tehsils of South Kashmir have been encouraged to grow poppy and make it a regular crop there. It has been used to raise organisational funds for the parties by both ruling politicians and separatists too for subversive activities.
“We as a society need to reform drastically, so is the need for great reform in our political system which has to happen without any delay. Otherwise as a society, we will be in a great irreparable loss”, the BJP leader said.
Dr Andrabi appealed to the LG Manoj Sinha to constitute a Commission to study this drug network and initiate a mega operation against all involved in this business. She also requested the LG to establish drug de-addiction centres in every district as the present facilities are not sufficient. She also appealed to the religious leaders and social organisations to take this biggest social threat seriously and create awareness among masses about its hazardous effects.