WASE  targets drug hub, conducts anti-drug event


From Our Correspondent

PASIGHAT, July 30: Leku Jelom, closely located near Jonai sub-division of Dhemaji district of Assam, has turned a hub for drug peddlers who penetrate into Siang area with about 80% drugs, like brown sugar, ganja, heroin and decolic tablets.

Concerned over the dangerous situation, the Women Against Social Evil (WASE) has been conducting anti-drug awareness campaign in Leku Jelom since July 5 last in its continued efforts to eradicate drug menace from the society.

WASE general secretary Joya Tasung Moyong, addressing villagers on Sunday, exhorted all women, especially mothers and grandmothers to come out openly to fight against drugs. “Let’s make a wave against drugs from Pasighat, Leku, Jelom and Laimekuri till it’s not rooted out of our lives”.

Assam’s health service joint director (retd) Dr. J Doley enlightened the gathering about drugs abuses, its sign, symptoms and how to rehabilitate drug addicts.

DSP (retd) Suroj Doley, also Jonai-based Drug Nilbaroni Oikhya Mancha president, highlighted about NDPS Act, 1985, its rule, regulation, penalties and punishment, drug sellers, shelter and transporters.

The affected mothers of these areas pitched in support to join the fight to the applause of GBs, former PRI members, NGO representatives, women bodies, public leaders, students and senior citizens.

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