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Konyak orgns declare ‘war against drug abuse’

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 9/5/2019 10:48:05 AM IST

Konyak Frontal Organisations under the banner of Konyak Union (KU) has made a clarion call to declare “war against drug abuse”. A press release by KU vice president, Honang Konyak and general secretary, Wango Konya stated that the decision was taken at a joint meeting of KU, Konyak Students’ Union, Konyak Women’s Organisation (KNSK), Konyak Baptist Churches’ Organisation KBBB etc. on September 4 at the office of KU, Mon.

The release stated that the meeting deliberated on the drug problem in the district and took into account that the human resource of the Konyak community being adversely affected due to this menace. The meeting resolved to direct all the village councils under Mon district to plan and carry out treatment activities for the drug/opium addicts and take action against non-compliant members.  It also formed a Committee on Drug Abuse Mitigation and Prevention to provide technical support and logistics for the treatment programme and all necessary technical support for the joint operation. The house also requested the churches to step in with counselling and rehabilitation of drug users while the student bodies and the women organizations were asked to check the supply of illegal substances. 
Meanwhile, KU has cautioned those involved in consuming or peddling of the illegal drugs to desist immediately and warned that stringent action would follow starting with imprisonment. The union also informed that action would be initiated against anyone attempting to bail an offender found with opium or other illegal drugs.

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