Konyak organisation declare war against drug abuse
Dimapur, Sep. 4 (EMN): The Konyak Frontal Organisations under the banner of Konyak Union (KU) on Wednesday made a clarion call to declare ‘War against Drug Abuse’.
This resolution was adopted at the joint meeting of the Konyak Union (KU), Konyak Students’ Union (KSU), Konyak Women’s Organisation (KNSK), Konyak Baptist Churches’ Organisation etc. at the KU office in Mon on September 4, informed a statement issued by KU.
The organisations deliberated on drug problem in the district during the meeting and took into account that this menace has adversely affected the human resource of the Konyak community. They also “chalked out a systematic and multi-pronged operation plan for its fight against drug abuse by talking both the ‘Demand’ as well as the ‘Supply’ aspects of the problem.”
“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. A Committee on Drug Abuse Mitigation and Prevention (CoDAMP) was formed to provide technical support and logistics for the treatment programme and all necessary technical support for the joint operation,” read the statement.
The Churches were requested to step in with counseling and rehabilitation of drug users while the student bodies and women’s organisations were asked to check the supply of illegal substances.
Directing those involved in consuming or peddling of the illegal drugs to immediately stop, KU warned that stringent action, including imprisonment would be taken against the defaulters. It added that action would be taken against anyone attempting to bail out an offender found with opium or other illegal drugs.