Srinagar, Mar 1: Concerned over use of drugs by the youths, including girls, a local NGO today organised a rally against drug mence here.
The activists of the NGO JKL Charitable organisation led by its president Dr Syed Shabir were joined by others to raise their voice against the use of drugs by the youths. The activists, holding banner appealed to the youth to stay away from drugs, marched through different streets in the uptown.
Dr Shabir alleged that the number of youths taking drugs has increased in the Kashmir valley. Even students were taking drugs, he said and alleged that government agencies have failed to control the menace.
Dr Shabir said he has treated number of drug addicts during the past one year.
A drug addict, who also joined the rally, said he was smoking brown sugar for the past 12 years. However, for the past three months he was under the treatment of Dr Shabir and feeling much better.
He said because of easy availability of drugs in most of the places in the city, a number of youths, including students, are taking drugs.
However, majority of youths who are taking drugs for the past few years, wanted to get rid of drug intake, he added.