Youth wing of radical Sikh organization to tackle drug menace in Punjab

Amritsar,Punjab:Sikh Youth of Punjab (SYP), Youth Wing of Sikh radical leader Dal Khalsa has resolved to take proactive steps to tackle menace of drugs and apostasy in youth as the situation has become alarming. At a meeting of office bearers of SYP held here on Sunday, the organization was of the view that the basic problems facing the Sikh youth including growing apostasy, proliferation of deras, large-scale corruption in politics and drug menace.

It felt that there was a need for concerted efforts to face these challenges. The meeting resolved to hold first public meeting on these contentious problems in the month of December. SYP head Ranbir Singh said there was no denying the fact that Punjab youth suffers from high incidents of drug menace. The issue has recently again come into focus when Congress leader Rahul Gandhi during his visit to state made a comment on the situation saying 70 percent of state youth were drug addicts “We would like to know as to who was responsible for 70 percent of the youth turning apostate here” questioned he.

SYP vice-president Paramjit Singh and general secretary Manjit Singh said something was deeply wrong somewhere vis-a-vis mushrooming of deras and weaning away of youth from mainstream Sikhism.” Of course, most of these dears are patronized by the political leaders, including from the Akali Dal” he said. Dal Khalsa leader Kanwar Pal Singh exhorted youth to take up the responsibility of cleansing politics from its current maladies instead of confining themselves to demanding their rights or crying for grievances.

Source:The Times of India

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