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Deputy Commissioner Srinagar in a recent meeting has asked police and different wings of administration to take strict action on the ground against drug peddlers so that the youth are saved from this menace.

He said Religious Heads, Influencers and Parents have an important role to keep the youngsters away from the use of drugs and also the family support for the affected people could lead them towards normal and better life.

He said the drug menace is a major threat to the socio-economic structure and it has become imperative for the entire society to come together to uproot this menace and work as a strong entity to make Srinagar a healthy and drugs free District. He further underscored that Srinagar Administration has adopted a zero tolerance policy against drug suppliers and traffickers under the MISSION WAAPSI initiative.

He said it is a collective responsibility of all the sections of society to join this fight against drug menace and called upon all the stakeholders particularly Imams, Khateebs, Religious Heads, Public representatives to extend their cooperation to District Administration with determined efforts and proactive approach to bring the youth of Srinagar out of darkness of drugs addiction.

He emphasized on conducting awareness campaigns on mass scale using popular mass media tools against drug menace to sensitize the youth about hazards and ill effects of consuming drugs. The DC also laid stress on strengthening the rehabilitation centre and their effective functioning.

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