Int'l Day against Drug Abuse, Trafficking|Police hold awareness camps in north Kashmir districts

Continuing its efforts against menace of drug addiction, Police on Wednesday held awareness camps in different districts of north Kashmir, on the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.

At Baramulla, the awareness camp was held at Dak Bungalow where SSP of the district Abdul Qayoom was chief guest on the occasion.

The program was attended by Chief Medical Officer Baramulla, ex-District Social Welfare Officer, senior citizens of the town, and students of various schools of Baramulla.


In his address the SSP requested community members and students to make every possible effort to eradicate menace of addiction and educate members of society about ill-effects of drug addiction.

The people appreciated this initiative of police for eradication of drug menace from the society, a statement said.

At Bandipora police held several events at Government Degree College, Government Higher Secondary School Kaloosa and Government Higher Secondary School Sumbal.

These events were chaired by SSP Bandipora Rahul Makil. Other officers from district also attended the programs.

In his address the SSP emphasised about importance of sensitizing youth about noxious effects of drug addiction. He made an earnest request to public at large to keep an eye on those unscrupulous elements who are running this illicit trade and advised them to share all such information regarding such elements with police.

An awareness program was also Kupwara where police organized a road walk from BHSS Handwara to Environment Hall.

After the road walk, a seminar was held by police, in which experts from Drug de-addiction Center PCR Kashmir, District Hospital Handwara, and students from various educational institutions explained the ill effects of drug addiction.


The SSP Handwara, in his address, spoke about drug menace and its ill effects. Civil officers and counsellors from DDC highlighted prevailing drug addiction scenario in the society and various preventive measures which are to be adopted for abating its ill effects.

Another seminar on the program was organized at District Police Lines Handwara, where police and security forces personnel participated.