Evil of Drugs Consumption
The arrest of Shahrukh Khan’s son in the Mumbai cruise ship drug case and then release on bail is an incident that raises many questions. The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has been taking actions against the drug racket for the last one and a half years. Several paddlers have been caught. All the big people were questioned. Some even had to go to jail. But is there any fear of NCB actions on the ground? Maybe not. For some people, the absence of law doesn’t matter. The Mumbai cruise ship drug case is a living example of this, which should have been talked about more and more with concern. Against this backdrop, it cannot be gainsaid that the government has to give credit for not showing any consideration to Shahrukh’s son. Drug addicts only harm themselves, as do those who commit suicide. Drugs and suicide, both are unjustified and irreparable but on the basis of what logic can they be called crimes? How can you stop them by punishing them? Despite strict punishments, the figures of drug addiction and suicides are increasing. These can be stopped – through education and sankars! If this sanskar is inculcated in children that if you take drugs, you will become an animal from man, that is, as long as you remain intoxicated, your independent consciousness will disappear, then they will automatically stay away from all intoxicants.
The Hindi film industry, i.e. Bollywood is going through a very difficult time these days and fans are raising their fingers at many prominent faces working in it. The way Bollywood mafia came to the fore after the death of Sushant Singh Rajput and then after the drugs angle came to the fore in the CBI investigation, the way many famous celebs of the film industry are being accused of buying and consuming drugs every day–there has been an uproar on social media and people are asking questions to these stars, who give knowledge about de-addiction and depression on the big screen, but themselves are surrounded by the shadow of drugs and ganja? Will they be a role model for others? Even in jail, drug abuse is rampant, that is, the law can be completely ineffective, while the anti-drug sanskars always keep the man strong. I am happy that the Union Ministry of Social Justice has expressed its opinion that such cases of drug abuse should be removed from the category of ‘crime’ and put in the category of ‘reform’. In this regard, a new law should be brought in the next session of the Parliament itself and the old law of the British era should be changed. The old law is not only not preventing drug use, but bribery and illegal trade are increasing. If this law is amended and there is a ban on the production, storage and trade of all narcotics, then India can probably get the honour of being a unique country in the world.
By Deepak Kumar Rath