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High court issues notice to colleges over drug abuse 

Dushyant Mainali, council for petitioner said that a large number of students, between the age group of 14 to 30 years, are under the grip of drugs.

dehradun Updated: Feb 16, 2018 21:07 IST
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Hindustan Times, Dehradun
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The court has also asked the SSP's and the SP's of all the districts to inform steps taken by them to stop drug addiction in the youth.(HT FILE (REPRESENTATIVE PIC))

The high court on Friday issued notices to 27 colleges, district police heads and the directors of higher and middle education over drug abuse. Shweta Masiwal, secretary of Vatsal society, had filed a public interest litigation in the court over the rampant drug abuse in the educational institutes.

Dushyant Mainali, council for petitioner said that a large number of students, between the age group of 14 to 30 years, are under the grip of drugs.

“Students are getting these drugs near their colleges and institutions. We presented a survey, where approximately 21 % youths in Haldwani and 33 % in Dehradun are under the grip of some drug," he said.

The petitioner stressed for the special drive against drugs.

A divisional bench of chief Justice KM Joseph and Justice Alok Singh, after hearing the parties concerned, issued notices to all the 27 private as well as government colleges of the state, police heads of all thirteen districts and the directors of higher and middle school education.

The court has also asked the SSP's and the SP's of all the districts to inform steps taken by them to stop drug addiction in the youth. The case will be reheard after two weeks, said Mainali.

First Published: Feb 16, 2018 21:07 IST