A 10.1 percent Heroin use in India is witnessed in Manipur, while Uttar Pradesh recored the highest Heroin use of 17.3 per cent followed by Delhi with 16.3 per cent, West Bengal with 15 per cent and Bihar with 10 percent, Registrar General, Manipur High Court, Golmei Gaiphulshillu said in Churachandpur.
In view of the high percentage of Heroin use in Manipur, Golmei called for an urgent need to provide a whole range of community based services as mentioned under Article 47 of the Indian Constitution.
Golmei was speaking at a one-day workshop on ‘Fighting Drug menace: A multi -Faceted approach’.
The workshop was organised by the District Legal Service Authority (DLSA), Churachandpur and Churachandpur District Bar Association at DTC hall, Tuibong in Churachandpur HQ on Saturday.
HC judge and MASLSA executive chairman Justice MV Muralidharan attended the workshop as chief guest. He said that the problems of drug abuse has been a global phenomenon that has caused many ill-effects on society. The trend was witnessed in Manipur around the 1970s when the abuse of opium products and derivatives began, he said.
The judge recalled that stringent laws were made after the 2,000s with demand from the public. He also spoke on Legal Service to the Victim of Drug Abuse and eradication of drug menace Act 2015 under which a special team was formed in all DLSA.
All officials of district court from the district and sessions judge Lanmkhanpau Tonsing, officials from the police, district administration and CSO leaders etc. also attended the programme.