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RK Meghen reiterates need to frame law to root-out drug menace from Manipur

Meghen pointed out that the state is completely drowning in the wave of drug culture where many youths at its very young ages had become drug abuse.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated 11 May 2022, 2:32 am

(PHOTO: IFP)
(PHOTO: IFP)

 

Former militant leader RK Meghen (Sanayaima) on Tuesday reiterated the need to frame a law to enable sentencing the drug-traffickers to at least 20 years minimum without trial as a mechanism to root out the drug menace from Manipur.

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He was speaking to the media on the sideline of the International Mother’s Day observance as a chief guest which was organised by the Apunba Khorirolgee Malemgee Lup at Manipur Press Club in Imphal West.

Meghen pointed out that the state is completely drowning in the wave of drug culture where many youths at its very young ages had become drug abuse. Moreover, the drug business in the state is in a very advanced stage where facilities of the home delivery system have become available, he added.

Explaining that eradicating the issue of drug menace will be possible only when there is a collective participation of both the government and the general public, he said the government needs to have a political will and sincerity while the public need to give full support.

Regarding the rise of alcohol abuse in Manipur which is tagged as a dry state, Meghen said an intensive social mobilisation is needed in this issue.

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Elaborating on various social contexts of the state, he also pointed out the need of giving social education apart from the formal education to the kids and youngsters.

Meghen further expressed the need to solve the crisis of identity confusion of the Meetei/Meitei community by keeping only one name (Meetei or Meitei).

The function was also attended by secretary of Yaibirel Trust Sarat Khaidem as president; Nupi Samaj president Th Ramani; LEIKOL president Ksh Subadani; Naharol Sahitya Premi Samiti president L Upendro and president of Historical and Culture Research Centre, Imphal Naoroibam Indramani as guests of honour.  
 

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First published:11 May 2022, 2:32 am

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drug abusedrug traffickersalcohol abuseRK MeghenApunba Khorirolgee Malemgee LupSanayaima

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IMPHAL, Manipur

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