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

News Snippets

  • Trouble brews in Bihar JD(U)-BJP alliance as Bihar police asks special branch officers to keep tabs on RSS activities
  • Trust vote in Karnataka assembly today. With rebel MLAs deciding to stay away after the SC order, the Congress-JD(S) government is likely to fall as it does not have the numbers
  • Amit Shah says the government will identify and deport illegal immigrants from all parts of the country
  • Reports from Pakistan confirm that Hafiz Saeed has been arrested and sent to jail
  • After the SC order, Karnataka Speaker says he will go by the Constitution in deciding on the resignations of the 16 MLAs
  • Rebel MLAs say they will not attend the trust vote on Thursday
  • Supreme Court rules that rebel MLAs cannot be forced to attend the assembly and vote in the floor test
  • Both the Centre and the Assam government have sought re-verification of up to 20% of draft NRC data
  • Pakistan opens its airspace for Indian planes
  • Dilapidated building collapses in Mumbai, killing more than 10 people while many were still trapped
  • Kulbhushan Jadhav case verdict to be delivered today by the ICJ
  • A Vistara flight landed in Lucknow with just 5 to 10 minutes of fuel left in the tank
  • Supreme Court to decide on Karnataka MLAs plea today
  • Karnataka alliance to face floor test on Thursday
  • China says that the next Dalai Lama will be appointed by it
International Court of Justice agrees with India, stays Kulbhushan Jadhav's execution. It asks Pakistan to allow consular access to the accused.
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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.’