Former Punjab Director General of Police (Prisons) Shashi Kant,on Thursday,said that nearly three-fourths of the youth in Punjab were addicted to drugs. Blaming the politicians for complete apathy regarding the drug menace in the state,Shashi Kant said the politicians keep their own children away from drugs,but do nothing to curb the rising addiction in Punjab.
Shashi Kant was speaking at a function organised by the Global Human Rights Front,Punjab,at Gian Jyoti Institute of Management and Technology to spread awareness about the evils of drugs. He urged students to take a stand on burning issues in the state and the country by questioning the government and administration. He urged them to protest against significant injustices rather than confining their problems to canteen rates and college timings. He further said the judiciary,politicians and police along with the public can together eliminate the problem of drugs in the state within a very short span of time.
Meanwhile,DS Gill,chairman of International Human Rights Organisation,said the youth,apart from avoiding drugs themselves,should encourage their peers to stay away from the menace.