“Drug Addicts Do not Get Old Because They Die Young”- This School Wants to Fight Growing Drug Menace in Kashmir

July 11

Aakif Dar

Various Schools in Islamabad (Anantnag) township on Thursday marched on the streets of Islamabad (anantnag) township demanding an end to the growing drug menace in Kashmir.

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Students in hundreds holding placards against the consumption of drugs by the youth of the valley, asked for the proper intervention of the Police and henceforth identify the dealers of the drugs and deal with them as per Law

The schools that participated in the rally included Idara Tehqiqat e Islami (Hanfiya High School Ziyarat e Reshi Sahab), Hanfiya Higher Secondary and Frobel’s Public School.

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Various speakers speaking at the conclusion of the rally said that the society needs to wake up primarily to this growing menace which is consuming our youth.

The principal of the school speaking to The Kashmiriyat said that the school wants to fight this battle against the drugs which has consumed 40 percent of our generation.

Quoting a report from Mumbai Mirror, the Principal said that the percentage of Valley youths who are affected by drug abuse has risen to 40 percent in 2019 from 5 percent in 2008.

The Principal added that “We have seen children as young as 10 taking drugs. Many students including girls are using nicotine, balms, sleeping pills, shoe polish and nail polish removers.”

“We have to create awareness through Media, Mosques, in schools, colleges about the ill effects of the drugs and how it is consuming the productivity of our younger generation, we need to fight this issue collectively”, the principal said while speaking to The Kashmiriyat.

Pertinently Idara Tehiqiqat e Islami was founded by the slain Mirwaiz of South Kashmir, Dr. Qazi Nisar Ahmed where more than 400 children are provided both modern and Islamic cost, most of them free, others at very lower prices.