Student-Bodies Vow Support To Manipur Government; In Combatting Drug Menace

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Representatives of three student bodies wrote to the Manipur Chief Minister – N. Biren Singh; extending their support to the ‘War-On-Drugs 2.0′ campaign and the state administration’s continued efforts in eradicating drug issue from the state.

According to reports, the three student bodies – Manipur University Students’ Union (MUSU), Manipur University Tribal Students’ Union (MUTSU), and All College Tribal Students’ Union (ACTSU) have come out to actively support the ‘War on Drugs’ campaign in different capacities.

In a letter addressed to the Chief Minister, the MUSU remarked that “Illegal drug trade has been a backdoor business of almost every country, inhibiting the overall development of a nation and destroying the precious lives of resourceful youths of a nation and Manipur in particular, with drug addiction and immense human distress.”

“As youths seems to be the target of this drug menace and its abuse, MUSU extends whole hearted support to any steps of Manipur Government ‘War on Drug’ campaign and shall work among the youths and students of this state and Manipur University in particular to eradicate the drug problem in the State.” – it further added.

Meanwhile, the MUTSU asserted that “Since, Manipur is geographically located in the close vicinity of the infamous illicit opium production area – Golden Triangle (Myanmar, Laos), we have been struggling with the free flow of various illicit drugs into the state. Therefor, it is high time, we feel, for the academicians, journalists and students as well, particularly from universities to come forward and support the campaign; help the government prepare action plan and frame its mechanism against the illegal drug traffickers and drug abusers. Apart from the moral support, MUTSU as an organization will extend any necessary help in its own capacity anytime in the future.”

In its letter, the ACTSU stated that the organization will “extend any necessary help in its own capacity anytime and fight drug menace across the state. Along with various leaders and civil organizations, we as a responsible student’s organization will come forward and support the campaign against drugs, help government against the illegal drug traffickers and abusers.”

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