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Drug addiction is spreading among the youth in Jammu and Kashmir especially in Srinagar city. Police in the recent past have arrested many drug peddlers and have booked them under strict laws to curb this menace in the society.

Recently Deputy Commissioner Srinagar discussed threadbare various issues related to menace of drug addiction, areas of concern, hot spots of drug peddling/abuse besides, measures undertaken to break the chain of drug peddling and its consumption in the District to save youth from the ill effects of the drugs.

He held deliberations with regard to activation of Digital Interface for faceless Consent by victims of drug abuse for Tele Counseling and Rehabilitation.

He stressed upon the Officers of all the line Departments including Enforcement agencies to ensure better coordination in enforcing greater deterrence to combat dangerous trade of drug-trafficking. He said that efforts with Cooperation, Coordination and Collaboration are vital to contain the drug peddling and break the supply chain, besides taking stringent action against the culprits involved in the hazardous trade of drugs.

He said in order to combat this rising societal problem, multi-pronged Rehabilitation, Counselling and Guidance policy is indispensable to be implemented on ground to monitor drug abuse and take remedial measures to curb the menace. He sought cooperation from the families particularly from parents to overcome the menace among the youth which also leads to other social evils and crimes.

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