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JK assembly passes resolution to eradicate drug addiction

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

The legislative assembly today passed a resolution seeking eradication of drug in the state.

The members also urged the government to take strict action to check the menace and come up with stronger laws to punish drug-peddlers.

The resolution was moved by MLA Banihal Vikar Rasool while (Congress), (NC), (Congress) and several other Legislators supported it.

for Health Bali Bhagat said drug is dangerous for future generations and that the government has taken various measures including constitution of Special Task Force to curb it.

The called for involving and also constituting to address the problem.

Later, the House passed the private members' resolution in this regard by voice vote.

Earlier, moved another resolution demanding that the benefits of backward status be given to the girls from the backward areas for up to seven years after marriage, and that eligibility period be made only seven years instead of 15 years for the girls getting married in backward areas.

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First Published: Fri, February 09 2018. 20:35 IST