Today, Advisor to Lieutenant Governor Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar chaired a high-level meeting to review the functioning of Drug De-addiction and Rehabilitation Centres (DDRCs) across Jammu and Kashmir at Civil Secretariat here.
Speaking during the meeting, Advisor Bhatnagar highlighted that the Jammu and Kashmir Police is contributing significantly to drug de-addiction by providing required medical treatment and counselling at its De-addiction Centres across J&K. He lauded the efforts of JKP in combating this social menace and said that JKP realises its social responsibility by such initiatives for the physical and mental development of the youth of entire J&K.
Remarking that drug addiction has emerged as a serious public health concern in J&K, Advisor Bhatnagar said that drug addiction is crippling the mental and physical well-being of the youth by affecting the cognitive control and ability of the youth are easily influenced by vested Interests to indulge in criminal activities. He remarked that it should be the collective endeavour of teachers, parents, DDRCs and administration to overcome this social evil in our society to better our next generation.
Reiterating the government’s commitment to youth welfare, the Advisor delved upon the officers to organise special counselling sessions for those affected by drug abuse besides awareness programmes and IEC campaigns on ill effects of drug addiction should be organised across the UT. He further directed the officers that training programmes must be initiated for volunteers of field departments, police and other forces whose services will later be used to train people at various levels.
While reviewing the facilities provided at Drug De-addiction Centres, Advisor Bhatnagar directed the officers that all possible facilities on modern lines should be provided to affected persons for their timely recovery. He further asked them that Individual/family counselling, follow-up management, Work rehabilitation, Psychosocial intervention, and pre-discharge counselling for all recovered patients should be done for better home care.
Highlighting the need to strengthen the vigil and law enforcement, Advisor Bhatnagar directed the Anti-Narcotics Task Force officers to maximise surveillance and vigilance in areas prone to drug trafficking and have shown an increase in the quantity of recovery of substance abuse.
Among others, the meeting was attended by Principal Secretary, Home Department, Shaleen Kabra; Special DGP, Crime, J&K, Principal Secretary, Skill Development Department, Secretary, Social Welfare Department, Excise Commissioner, J&K, Director Colleges J&K, representatives of Health and Medical Education Department and other concerned officers both in person and through video conferencing.
Jammu: Exodus Day Observed as Black Day
Due to the increasing influence of terrorism, the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits started on this day in 1990. Kashmiri Pandits celebrated this day of expulsion as Black Day.
On Wednesday, Kashmiri displaced Pandits protested by taking out a rally in Jagti. These Kashmiri Pandits said that this dark day is remembered by every Kashmiri Pandit who was forced to leave the Valley. It is the job of the Government of India to conduct an inquiry by setting up a commission, and those who had spoiled the situation in Kashmir should be fed the air of jails. Kashmiri Pandits demonstrated fiercely and on the other hand, demanded that the return of Kashmiri Pandits to the Valley be ensured.
For the last 32 years, Kashmiri Pandits have been cut off from their own land. Addressing the occasion, Jagti Tenement Committee President Shadi Lal Pandita said that these Kashmiri Pandits had to leave their homes due to terrorism in the Valley, but today this Kashmiri Pandit wants to connect with their soil and establish three big satellite colonies in Kashmir. If the government does this, then 70 thousand Kashmiri Pandit families will go back to the Valley and join their soil. But now, the central government is not taking any step in this direction. Therefore, Kashmiri Pandits should be told the plan with the central government to return to the Valley.
On the other hand, Raj Kumar Tikku said that January 19 would not be forgotten by Kashmiri Pandits. When the situation in Kashmir turned completely against the Kashmiri Pandits and announcements were made on loudspeakers to leave the Valley. Kashmiri Pandits were forced to migrate for their safety and their families. Many Kashmiri Pandits also lost their lives. The Central Government should now constitute an inquiry committee to bring the real culprits to the jails.
J&K: Terrorist Hideout built in middle of park busted
The remaining terrorists in Kashmir are adopting many unique ways to save themselves from the security forces and the police, but now it is not possible to escape the terrorists from the eyes of the security forces and the police.
The Pulwama and Awantipora police, conducting a joint search operation with the Army’s 55 Rashtriya Rifles and the CRPF, have busted a hiding place built in the middle of a garden in Bandarpora, Awantipora. Terrorists often used to hide in this hideout after committing any incident in the area. At present, with the help of security forces, the police have started a search operation in the surrounding areas, demolishing the hideouts of the terrorists. Other details are awaited.
Now the number of active terrorists in Kashmir has remained negligible. This is why the anger of Pakistan across the border has increased. It is well known that Pakistan encourages terrorists in India. Training camps have also been opened for terrorists across the border in Pakistan. Now that the number of terrorists has been reduced considerably, terrorists are engaged in making targets killed with their weapons to register their presence. However, the security forces and the Jammu and Kashmir Police are fully active in thwarting this nefarious design of the terrorists.
Mystery of Lucknow family allegedly missing in J&K solved
The startling revelation came to light on Wednesday about the Lucknow family allegedly missing during their travel to Jammu and Kashmir.
Earlier reports had said that three members of a family from Lucknow — Mehmood Ali Khan, his wife Darakshan and their son, Shavez — had gone missing in Ramban district while they were on their way from Jammu to Srinagar.
Police sources said according to Salim Khan, brother-in-law of Mehmood Ali Khan, all 3 members were murdered by elder son, Sarfaraz Khan on January 5, the day they were leaving towards Jammu by train.
“After disposing of their dead bodies, he meticulously planned to mislead the relatives and police. He clandestinely visited Jammu and Kashmir and messaged via WhatsApp from his father’s mobile phone on 14th January morning in which he posed as his younger brother, Shavez and said that they are stuck on the highway due to landslides.
“He even posted some pictures of the highway,” said the sources.
The details of the case came to light when the J&K police traced the phone in Lucknow that was used to send WhatsApp messages.
Police said Sarfraz had murdered his father, mother and brother in Lucknow itself. On January 6 the body of a youth with a slit throat was found on Lucknow’s Mall Road in the Itaunja area.
Police were unable to identify the body. After this, two more bodies with slit throats were found in the Malihabad area in Lucknow.
After the photographs of the three persons allegedly missing in J&K’s Ramban area were published, police in Lucknow were able to identify all three.
Subsequent investigation revealed that the eldest son of the family, Sarfraz had murdered them. Sarfraz has been taken into custody.
Police said other contacts of Sarfraz are also being questioned. The motive of the gruesome crime is still not known.
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