Amit Shah calls for unity in tackling drug menace, pledges to make India drug-free by 2047
New Delhi, April 19: Union Home Minister Amit Shah stated on Wednesday that he wants to make India a "drug-free India" by 2047, calling for a "Team India" and "whole-of-government approach" in the fight against the menace.
Shah made the statement at the first National Conference of Anti-Narcotics Task Force (ANTF) Heads of States and Union Territories in the national capital. "Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government is committed to eradicating the menace of drugs. We will establish a drug-free India by 2047," Shah said.
The Union Home Minister also called for a "whole of government and team India approach in fight against the drug menace keeping aside political differences.
"Keeping aside our political differences all the state governments and agencies need to come together to fight against the drug menace, Shah further said, " said Shah. "We will have to adopt top to bottom and bottom-to-top approach during the investigation of drug trafficking cases," he added.
"I want to tell you today that we are at such a juncture that we can win the battle against the drug menace," he said.
"Those who consume drugs are the victims and those who sell them are the culprits. Strict action should be taken against such people."
He also stated that the fight against the drug menace is an international fight and it is not as easy but he assured that "we will establish a new India by 2047".
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