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Clerics lead ‘anti-smoking rally’
Srinagar, May 31: Walking an extra mile on No-Tobacco Day, Muslim clerics Tuesday lead a rally to sensitize people about the evils of smoking.
Hundreds of clerics drawn from different religious schools marched through the streets of Srinagar to educate people about the ill effects of tobacco consumption.
In light of religious teachings the participants in the rally quoted Quranic verses to generate effective message.
“Allah has given us the body and it’s our duty to save it from smoking,” said Nisar Ahmad Azmi Principle, Darul Uloom (Darul-Shifa).
“Youth is the hope of our nation, so we must save him from deadly disease of smoking," he added.
Holding banners depicting ills of smoking, the clerics chanted anti-tobacco slogans.
“Cigarette smoking is a door to death, please take a fresh breath,” they shouted.
They also urged the authorities to strengthen the Anti-smoking laws to make valley "smoking free".
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