DHEMAJI, Aug 30 - The Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuba Chatra Parishad (AJYCP), Dhemaji district unit is seeking help from the Adi Students Union (AdiSU) of Arunachal Pradesh to control illicit trade of tobacco, narcotics and other contraband drugs at the inter-state boundary areas.
The AJYCP leaders called on the AdiSU functionaries and sat in a crucial meeting at Jonai on Saturday, wherein they agreed to work together to control sale of tobacco and tobacco products such as gutkha, paan masala and other nicotine-based edible items in the shops and ghumtis.
AdiSU (Apex)�s spokesperson Nungku Aze and its East Siang district unit President Kangir Jamoh, who attended the meeting, assured AJYCP members that they would press the Arunachal administration for conducting regular drive against sale of the harmful substances at Assam-Arunachal boundary areas.
Attending the meeting, former AJYCP president Jyotish Doley, district committee executives �Jiten Mili and Nila Kanta Gogoi suggested to the union members to have a joint effort to curb the narcotics and drugs menace and save the younger generation from the trap of the detrimental practices. They further suggested continuing the move and also to help the authority to curb the illicit business.
Meanwhile, different anchalik units of AJYCP in Dhemaji submitted separate petitions to the administrative officers concerned demanding regular drive against the illicit business in the district.
The AJYCP leaders in their petition stated that unscrupulous traders supply tobacco and tobacco products such as gutkha, paan-masala and other narcotic substances for selling in the shops and ghumtis in the area, which is posing a serious health hazard to the youngsters.
Taking serious note on the social menace and considering the fate of the younger generation, the AJYCP is moving district administration (Assam) to control the sale of tobacco products and narcotic substances in the area.
The AJYCP leaders said they would submit petition with Additional Deputy Commissioners of Ruksin and Nari in Arunachal, seeking their initiative to root out the illicit narcotics trade from the boundary area.