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Resolution on drug menace moved by Vikar Rasool passed in LA

Special task Force constituted: Bali


Jammu, Feb 09 (KNS): The Legislative Assembly on Friday passed a resolution moved by Congress MLA from Banihal Vikar Rasool on eradication of drug addiction in the state and resolved that the government should take strict measures to check the menace.
The Members cutting accross party lines also urged the government to come up with more strong laws to punish the drug peddlers.
The resolution moved by MLA Banihal Vikar Rasool was supported by Aijaz Ahmad Khan, Ali Mohammad Sagar, Usman Majid and several other Legislators. Voicing concern over the growing menace of drug addiction in the state, the members cautioned that if the menace remains unchecked, will take heavy toll on the society especially the youth.
Minister for Health Bali Bhagat who shared the concern of the Legislators said the drug addiction is a serious threat. He said it is dangerous for future generations and government has taken various measures including constitution of Special Task Force to curb the menace.
The Minister called for involving civil society and also constituting Mohalla Committee to eradicate the menace of drug addiction. He said it is the prime responsibility of the civil society including the government.   
Later, the House passed the Private Members’ Resolution moved by Congress MLA from Banihal Vikar Rasool in this regard by voice vote. (KNS)