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Terrorism, smuggling, drugs linked: Mukherjee

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  27 Jun 2016 12:00 AM GMT

New Delhi, June 26: Saying terrorism, smuggling and drug activities were linked, President Prab Mukherjee on Sunday said unless the common thread was broken, it would be very difficult to fight all three. Alcoholism and substance abuse have caused havoc in the social life of India and across the world, the president said while presenting tiol Awards for outstanding service on the occasion of the Intertiol Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking here. He told the award winners not to remain complacent and to continue with their efforts to eradicate the twin mece.

Mukherjee complimented the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment for its initiatives vis-a-vis the problem and stressed the need for civil society and NGOs to work closely with the government in eradicating the mece. Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment Thaawar Chand Gehlot and many others were present on the occasion. (IANS)

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