IFP Editorial: Merely rewarding policemen for seizure of drugs and couriers is not enough. The main focus should be on investigation of the drugs which found its way into the hands of the law-enforcing agencies and in finding out who are the powerful patrons or drug-lords behind this lucrative business.
MHRC takes suo-motu case on alleged nexus between drug lords and police officials and politicians based on several reports by local dailies.
The general allegation is that the new rule is giving more power to the police personnel to harass and victimise the drug users while on the other hand, it provides a free hand to the drug peddlers and mafias. But, perhaps, we need to dig deeper for what is missing in the new ordinance.
The Iramdam Kanba Apunba Lup (IKAL) stated that there is a big question of whether the politicians are supporting the drug lords to abolish the society.