Meitei Pangal community pledge to support War on Drugs campaign


Imphal: Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh said that the Meitei Pangal community (Meitei Muslims) has created a historic moment today by declaring unwavering support to the War against Drugs campaign.

Around 500 Imams and leaders from different Lilong based civil society organisations including 350 Imams from different Masjids submitted their support to the Chief Minister today.

 N. Biren Singh, while addressing a press conference, said that the War on Drugs was initiated around June 2018, however it could not gain much momentum in the initial days. “We have witnessed much development and support from various stakeholders, CSOs etc in recent times”, he added.

The campaign has garnered much support lately, he also said, highlighting the voluntary support gained from almost the entire communities of the hill districts in recent times against poppy plantation. This was the beginning of a new chapter in the War against Drugs, he added.

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The Chief Minister further assured the opening of a rehabilitation centre in Lilong once a suitable land is identified and made available.

N. Biren Singh also called for a united fight against drugs and to eradicate illegal drugs from Manipur.

The Imams also read out several resolutions taken during a meeting of Imams against illegal drug abuse, drug trafficking, to urge the Chief Minister to set up a re-habilitation centre in Lilong, to organize discussion on War on Drugs etc.


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