PULWAMA — In a first-of-its-kind initiative, Jammu and Kashmir Police organized a drug de-addiction programme in Special Jail (Correctional Home) Pulwama on Tuesday. The programme was organized by Pulwama Police in association with The Kashmir Pulse.
The resource persons, who gave the inmates a comprehensive insight into the menace of drugs and ways to resist the same, included Dr Nisar Ahmad Wani (State Coordinator, Psychology and HoD Psychology at Bhallesa Jammu); Dr Syed Umar Mukhtar (Medical Officer at Addiction Treatment Centre in District Hospital Pulwama); Imtiyaz Ahmad Mir (Counsellor at Addiction Treatment Centre in District Hospital Pulwama) and Ms Aafiqa Ali (Chairperson of Ansar-ul-Masakeen Trust Kakapora).
Jail Superintendent, Riyaz Ahmad and DySP Pulwama Showkat Rafiq Wani also graced the occasion.
Dr Nisar Ahmad Wani impressed upon the gathering that the menace of drugs is deep-rooted in our society and it is time that everyone, irrespective of whether they have been affected, play a positive role in helping the victims fight back and reform. He also called for dealing with the victims in a humane manner to enable them to shun the menace of drug abuse.
Dr Umar Mukhtar and Mr Imtiyaz Mir recounted some real-life episodes while treating victims of the drug menace as examples to dawn upon the gathering the devastating impact of drug use on the victims as well as their families and relatives.
Mr Riyaz Ahmad, Mr Showkat Rafiq and Ms Aafiqa Ali also shared their experiences and advice with the participants. He called upon the attendees to take a pledge to fight the menace both at the individual level as well as the societal level.
It is in place to mention here that the programme is part of the series of events conducted by Pulwama Police, the media fraternity as well as local social activists to spread awareness about drug abuse and explore ways and means to put an end to the menace.