Int’l Day against drug abuse

Pakistan Observer - - OPINION -

VINOD C DIXIT

26th June is ob­served as the In­ter­na­tional Day against Drug Abuse and Il­licit Traf­fick­ing as an ex­pres­sion of the de­ter­mi­na­tion of the in­ter­na­tional com­mu­nity to strengthen co­or­di­nated ac­tion and co­op­er­a­tion to achieve the goal of an in­ter­na­tional so­ci­ety free of drug abuse.

Drug traf­fick­ing is one of the ma­jor crimes against hu­man­ity. Killing some­one or help­ing some­one to kill him­self is equal to a crime. This is what com­mon sense and hu­man sense says. The ones who are traf­fick­ing and help­ing such drugs reach each and ev­ery cor­ner of the country are com­mit­ting a big crime. Drugs and drug deal­ing is a scourge that can bring down a ma­ture and in­tel­li­gent so­ci­ety to in­tol­er­a­ble lev­els of de­prav­ity. It is bet­ter to nip this crime in bud so that our country doesn’t fol­low the hor­ri­ble west­ern mal­ady.

There should be no le­niency when talk­ing about ped­dlers and push­ers who de­stroy the vic­tim, his fam­ily and put him (or her) into un­al­ter­able habit, which will push the in­di­vid­ual to all crimes in­clud­ing mur­der and rape.

If we need to stop this men­ace from spread­ing, we need harsh steps and strin­gent pun­ish­ments. Only love and af­fec­tion can help the youth from fall­ing into clutches of drugs. So­ci­etal con­trol is nec­es­sary along with le­gal skele­ton. Let us de­velop our lives, our com­mu­ni­ties, our iden­ti­ties… with­out drugs.” — Ahmedabad, In­dia

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