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

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  • The government will make new IT rules to make it mandatory for platforms to provide traceability of content
  • PM Modi says India striving to move to evidence-based policy making by 2022
  • Patna High Court says that courts are clogged with cases against prohibition in the state
  • NCP-Congress say unanimity reached on government formation in Maharashtra, talks with Sena today
  • Surrogacy Bill referred to 23-member select committee by the Rajya Sabha
  • Government has asked the IITs to follow the quota system in hiring faculty
  • Gujarat police say self-styled godman Nithyanand has fled the country
  • Muslim parties are split over seeking review of the Ayodhya verdict
  • Indian skipper Virat Kohli says the pink ball could pose a lot of challenges due to its weight, hardness and colour
  • India to play its first pink-ball Test match against Bangladesh from Friday at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata
  • In reply to a question in Parliament, the government says it is empowered to lawfully intercept, monitor or decrpyt information stored in a computer resource in the interest of sovereignty or integrity of India
  • Police stop a 12-year old girl on her way to the Sabarimala shrine
  • In Karnataka, the JD(S) indicates that it might support the BJP government if it falls short of numbers after the bypolls
  • Congress pips the BJP in local body elections in Rajasthan, winning 961 wards to the BJPs 737
  • After Airtel and Vodafone-Idea, Jio also indicates that tariffs will be raised from December
Perfect start for India in the first pink-ball Test. Bangladesh skittled out for 106 runs while India make 174 for 3 in reply. Ishant Sharma took a fiver
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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.’