Underscoring that it was satisfied with the government’s approach in dealing with the drug menace, the High Court Friday directed the authorities concerned to ensure setting up of drug de-addiction and rehabilitation centres in Jammu and Kashmir.
Reiterating that the directions passed by it from time-to-time be implemented by the government, a division bench of Justice Ali Muhammad Magrey and Justice Vinod Chatterji Koul directed the concerned authorities to ensure establishment of drug de-addiction and rehabilitation centres and accelerate awareness of the effects of the drug menace amongst the general public.
The court closed the PIL after hearing Senior Additional Advocate General (AAG) B A Dar and AAG Shah Aamir on behalf of the J&K government and Assistant Solicitor General of India (ASGI) T M Shamsi.
The court observed that the directions it had passed already had yielded results as the government was on record by not only assuring establishment of drug de-addiction and rehabilitation centres but also in evolving the mechanism for general awareness of the public in general and the youngsters in particular.
The PIL had sought direction for seeking a comprehensive drug de-addiction policy for the state.