PLA/RPF rounded up 19 drug users; says drug epidemic a strategy to destroy youth by Indian state

PLA/RPF rounded up 19 drug users; says drug epidemic a strategy to destroy youth by Indian state

IT News
Imphal, May 21:

The proscribed Revolutionary People’s Front (RPF)/People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has announced the detention of 19 drug users. In a press meet, the spokesperson of the Central Bureau of RPF, the detained 19 individuals, including one woman, were presented before the media in Thoubal District. It was also revealed by the RPF/PLA that after administering what they described as appropriate punishment, these 19 individuals were handed over to their families.
According to the RPF/PLA, this action is part of their ongoing efforts to combat the drug menace in society. The spokesperson from the RPF’s Central Bureau stated that their Special Task Force (STAR Force) is actively working since 1998 to address this issue which has created huge setbacks in the progress of Manipur. The special task force has carried out many drives to combat this menace.

RPF’s Central Bureau stated that their Special Task Force (STAR Force) is actively working since 1998 to address this issue which has created huge setbacks in the progress of Manipur. The special task force has carried out many drives to combat this menace.

The rebel group has alleged that “the drug problem is a strategy by the Indian state to undermine the youth of Manipur and accused certain individuals of facilitating poppy plantations and establishment of factories to destroy the state. This is an attempt to wipe out generations and generations of indigenous people.”
Therefore, the party has made a strong appeal that “those involved in the drug trade to cease their activities immediately for the progress and development of Manipur. Keeping the interest of the community and Manipur in mind, they should happily agree with out appeal that they should stop involving in the drug business.” So, they have warned that “those who continue such activities even our appeal will face the strictest punishment.”
The RPF/PLA has emphasized “the collective responsibility of safeguarding society and called for support from clubs, organizations, and the general public to help curb the drug menace.”

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