Through the medium of your esteemed newspaper, I would like to emphasize that Drug addiction is scourge for humanity and drug trafficking is such a heinous crime that it deserves to be made punishable with death sentence. The reason is quite simple that killing someone or helping someone to kill himself by taking to drugs is equivalent to a gruesome murder. The ones who are trafficking and helping such drugs reach each and every corner of the country are committing a big crime. Most of the people fall prey to the narcotic sellers due to their ignorance. Millions of drug addicts, all over the world, are leading miserable lives and struggling between life and death. The disintegration of the old joint family system, absence of parental love and care in modern families where both parents are working, decline in old religious and moral values etc has taken a heavy toll that has led to rise in the number of drug addicts who take drugs to escape hard realities of life. Adolescent drug abuse is one of the major areas of concern. At the national level, drug abuse is intrinsically linked with racketeering, conspiracy, corruption, illegal money transfers, terrorism and violence threatening the very stability of governments. Depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, attention deficiency, hyperactivity disorder and antisocial personality disorder are some of the prominent disorders found among drug abusers. Youth should say no to drugs for successful career and good health. Meanwhile on the law and order front government should take stern action against drug traffickers to save the youth from this menace.
R. N. Gigoo,
Bhuta Nagar, Jammu.