What does the NDPS hold with the rising ‘Drug issues’ in India?

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Over the last few years, the drug culture in India has escalated to a higher stake. Every day there seems to be a rising matter of concern over the market of drugs and its growing economy in the country. From actors to their sons; the drug issues in India are definitely turning to be a major setback for the country in its march towards development.

The arrest of the infamous Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan

With the recent arrest of the infamous Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan; drug laundering in India has been shed a more serious focus. But yet, experts feel that the overrated debates on celebrities over drug usage in just another blanket to cover up the greater drug markets and distributors in the country.

India’s statutory control over narcotic drugs is governed by a primary piece of legislation called The Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985 — commonly referred to as the NDPS. It is the statute under which all cases relating to consumption, possession, and sale of narcotic drugs are prosecuted in the country, and has been amended thrice since its inception in 1985. in spite of this law, the usage and transporting of drugs in the country has been not yet brought under control.

Almost 25 years before buckling on August 23, 1985

Many victims and others are constantly found but this seems to be a long soap opera rather not the end. The Rajiv Gandhi government back then created and implemented the NDPS under growing economic pressure from the US government and eventually became a signatory to the Single Convention of Narcotic Drugs—an international treaty drafted in 1961 which aims at preventing the sale and manufacturing of certain narcotic substances. It is noteworthy to mention that India had managed to keep the sale of marijuana for almost 25 years before buckling on August 23, 1985, when the NDPS Bill was introduced in Parliament and received the President’s assent a month later.

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No to all drugs (with or without the ban)

But what does the government hold against this? How long the country will be under such shame. experts feel that by proper monitoring of the matter, some of this could be brought under surveillance.

Will the situation be brought under control soon?

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