Reyaz Rashid

‘Azadi from Drugs’ rally held in Baramulla

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Baramulla: With a theme “Azadi from Drugs”, Baramulla police in collaboration with Nehru Yuva Kendra(NYK), Education Department and Youth Services and Sports department organized an Anti-Drug rally in Baramulla town on Tuesday  in which large number of people from all sections of the society participated.

The rally was flagged off by Deputy Commissioner Baramulla  Nasir Ahmad Naqash, flanked by  Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Baramulla Imtiyaz Hussain from DC office.

A large number of people including  students, volunteers and prominent citizens of the town participated in the rally which passed through various roads and streets of new and old town Baramulla and culminated near Karriapa Park.

Later a seminar on Drug Abuse was held at Dak Bungalow Baramulla.

While addressing the seminar, SSP Imtiyaz Hussain urged the participants to pledge to work wholeheartedly against the menace of drug addiction.

He stressed the need to spread the message everywhere to save the new generation from getting perished through menace of drug addiction, “Whole nation has been celebrating 72nd Independence Day and it’s time to get Independence from drugs by launching a movement against the menace,” Imtiyaz said.

He further said that people have to be aware that the drugs in the shape of Heroine and Brown sugar smuggled from across the border are being alarmingly used by new generation of Kashmir and it needed immediate attention.

“Though police is putting up lot of efforts to stop the supply of these drugs and many drug traffickers have been booked under law but public awareness about this new menace is of paramount importance,” Imtiyaz added.

On the occasion, general public of Baramulla were requested to utilise the services of Police Drug De-addiction Centre Baramulla to treat their wards in order to get them freed from drug abuse.

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