Duped by Dopes- An alarming trend
Lucky Mahanta was a handsome lad in his school days, always ahead of his class academically and a bright boy indeed. After passing his Higher Secondary from a reputed boy’s school in Assam he went on to pursue higher studies in the capital city of India, a trend that is an in thing these days and gaining popularity by the day. But soon Lucky’s disposition changed his grades fell and so did his friend circle. He started hanging out with shady characters and formed a group of his own. Slowly he started borrowing money from his college mates and sometimes even begged for a couple of bucks. He sold his car and other expensive belongings to make ends meet. Vicky is now a mere shadow of his earlier robust self thanks to his heroin addiction he has missed the bus of life.
There are many young boys and girls in the northeast who are rapidly falling prey to the deadly clutches of narcotic drugs. Northeast is fast becoming a haven for druggies. The northeast’s proximity to the Golden Triangle encompassing parts of Myanmar, Thailand and Laos – all drug infested regions has made it susceptible to drug proliferation.
The ready availability of Heroin and other illicit drugs brought in primarily from Burma, Thailand and Laos are leading to a maximum number of addicted people in Assam and Manipur. Mentionably, the number of drug users in Assam has gone up to 50,000 where 20,000 are injecting drug users.
Drug peddlers are also on the rise in Assam and especially Guwahati as many youngsters are getting lured towards these psychotropic substances like Spasmaproxyvon capsules, Diazepum tablets, party drugs like Ecstacy and even the harmless Fancydril syrup and household adhesive Dendrite have made these youngsters slaves of their fatal attraction. In fact there are many haunts in the heart of Guwahati that are known to be drug joints where college kids are frequent visitors.
Guardians and Schools should come forward and tackle this problem together which threatens to destroy the fragile mind of unsuspecting youngsters. An estimated 1,00,000 kg of ganja , 10 kg of heroin and 40 kg of opium has been recovered while around 1,000 persons had been arrested under the NDPS Act in the last five years in the state in charges of drug trafficking. The statistics are alarming which should be stopped with immediate effect if we wish to protect our youth from its kiss of death
27 Aug 2015 - 12:51pm | Hantigiri Narzary
The wave of price hikes of essential commodities hitting normal living of common peoples in Kokrajhar, heart town of BTAD administration while maintaining their lives along with rest of the state. Common people expressed their resentment over sky rocketing price hikes of essential commodities.
Onion price hits to Rs 60-80 from Rs 40 while potato hits Rs.15 from Rs 10 in the markets, besides hude hike of other essential commodities.
Bhuban Nath, a market going person in Kokrajhar main market said that the sky rocketing price hikes hitting normal lives of the common peoples in the state.
Loken Chandra Bose, another market going person said that the price hikes on all essential commodities are hitting normal lives in the state as peoples can't purchase more needy materials for huge price hikes in the markets.
Bipul Paul, a trader in Kokrajhar told that the prices of onion, potato are increasing at the whole sale market, of which why traders have control.
4 Jun 2013 - 8:48pm | AT News
Amid escalating tension, Mokokchung District administration has promulgated Section 144 CrPC from 12 noon on June 3 in and around - Saringyin, Aonokpuyimsen, Tsuremen and Akumen- bordering Jorhat district, till further orders. Nagaland state had earlier sent one platoon of 10 IR(NAP)Battalion to aid the district administration control the situation and after Monday morning’s incident, two more platoons have been sent as reinforcement. Nagaland home minister is set to leave for New Delhi soon to discuss the border issue and that the state government was closely monitoring the situation.
25 Jul 2012 - 6:06pm | editor
Violence spreads diabolic tentacles in five lower Assam districts killing at least 38 besides displacing around 1 lakh people till Wednesday. Four more people were killed in two incidents of shoot outs in Chirang district taking up the death toll to 40. There are reports of fresh incidents in both the districts where hundreds of abandoned houses were burnt down in scores of villages in Kokrajhar, Chirang and Dhubri districts. It was learnt that Meghalaya governor RS Mushahary’s native village was also not spared.