oppn parties Rave Party 'Ecstasy' Can Put You On 'Ice'

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  • The Army conducts an operational alert exercise in eastern Ladakh
  • The IAF reopened the Vijaynagar advance landing ground, an airstrip in Arunachal Pradesh near the Chinese border
  • Amit Shah says he never sought to impose Hindi
  • Government bans the manufacture and sale of e-cigarettes in India
  • Mamata Banerjee seeks an appointment with Home Minister Amit Shah today
  • Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee meets PM Modi in what she later described as a government-to-government meeting
  • Supreme Court sets a deadline of October 18 for completing the hearings in the Ayodhya case
  • Pakistan rejects India's request for use of its airspace when PM Modi flies to the US later this week
  • Crude prices fall sharply as Saudi Arabia assures normal production in a few weeks. Prices fall by 5.4% to $65.30 per barrel
  • Sensex tumbles 700 points over fears that rising crude prices will deal a body blow to the tottering Indian economy
  • As Rajeev Kumar fails to appear before the CBI despite several notices, the agency forms a special team to locate and apprehend him
  • S Jaishankar says Pakistan is not a normal neighbour and its behaviour is a "set of aberrations"
  • External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar says PoK in Indian territory and the country hopes to have physical jurisdiction over it one day
  • Barasat Sessions court near Kolkata rejects Rajeev Kumar anticipatory bail application citing lack of jurisdiction as the reason
  • PM Modi celebrates his birthday with Narmada aarti and later has lunch with his mother.
Sunni Wakf Board and Nirvani Akhara write to the Supreme Court for a negotiated settlement to the Ayodhya dispute
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Rave Party 'Ecstasy' Can Put You On 'Ice'

By Sunil Garodia

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Sunil Garodia Editor-in-Chief of indiacommentary.com. Current Affairs analyst and political commentator. Writes for a number of publications.
Post Pathankot, it was reported that terrorists might have used the same routes that are being used by drug smugglers to enter India. Punjab has been experiencing a massive drug problem since the last two decades. Most of these come from across the border. Then, we have heard about the Russian drug mafia in Goa. Also, rave parties in private residences in most cities are not uncommon. Apart from the usual illicit drugs such as marijuana, cocaine and heroin, there are hundreds of prescription drugs that are favourites of addicts all over the country. Sleeping pills having alprazolam, or amphetamine, mephedrone, pseudoephedrine or ketamine tablets, or even Spasmoproxyvon tablets (although its composition has now been changed) are illegally sold across the counters all over India. Cough syrups are also sold likewise and used by addicts to get a ‘high.’

The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has busted 8 illegal factories across India that used to make these so-called “party drugs” and has also found 11 drug cartels with networks spread across the whole country. What is alarming in this context is the fact that these cartels have now spread their wings to small towns such as Dehradun, Sholapur, Bhiwadi, Vadodara and Mt. Abu. Some of these are places where there is a high concentration of students who stay away from home in boarding schools and are easy prey.

Such large scale production of these illicit drugs, known by fancy names such as Ice and Ecstasy, cannot be possible without the active support of some pharmaceutical companies who help by diverting the precursor chemicals used in such drugs. The chemical composition is changed by a simple process and the poison is then distributed in the market to youngsters bent on getting a high. A continued vigil is required in this regard; for the youngsters do not know that these habit forming drugs will not make them roar like tigers. Instead an ‘Ecstasy’ will only make you ‘Meow Meow.’ In extreme cases, it may even put you on ‘Ice.’