The Dal Khalsa on Monday claimed that while Congress leader Rahul Gandhis statement that 70 per cent of the youth in Punjab were drug addicts was exaggerated,the situation,however,was alarming.
While the menace of drug abuse has threatened to consume the young generation,unfortunately,the Akalis and Congressmen are engaged in a war of words over the percentage of drug addicts… Punjab is in the octopus-like grip of different kind of alcohol and drug abuse. It is a sad irony that the gregarious Punjabi is today leaning on loneliness,misery and stress, a statement said.
It added: Smack from neighbouring states reach Punjab with the help of the police,administration and politicians. Bogus pharmaceutical companies in Delhi and Gurgaon manufacture fake drugs and they are sold in bulk in Punjab without bill and prescription,in clear violation of the Drug and Cosmetic Act.