Union home minister Amit Shah on Saturday visited the Kamakhya temple in Assam.
Shah was joined by the state head Himanta Biswa Sarma while he was seen praying. On October 8, the Union Home Minister emphasised the need for drug-free India and urged on the northeastern states to work together to combat the drug scourge.
Apart from Amit Shah, other attendees included Union Minister G Kishan Reddy and Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.
Shah spoke at the conference and stated, “On the occasion of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, our honourable Prime Minister Narendra Modi established the goal of creating a “Drug-Free India.” It is being pursued by all government departments and agencies. However, it is also our duty to see that our PM’s goal is attained.”
“National security and illicit smuggling are currently the subject of regional collaboration. A summit with the northern states from Kashmir to Delhi was previously convened at Chandigarh. In a same vein, we have united all of the northeastern states to battle narcotics today “added Shah.
The former head of the BJP pointed out that the two biggest hotspots for drug smuggling are Afghanistan and Myanmar, saying that both are “two sides of the same coin.”
“The two countries with the highest drug trafficking rates are Afghanistan and Myanmar. The northern and northeastern parts of the country are particularly impacted. Therefore, we can only stop the illness at its source. Drug trafficking and anti-national acts are closely related in India. These are two sides of the same coin, and without eliminating drugs from India, we cannot imagine an India free from terrorism “added Shah.
The Home Minister underlined the need of using technology and attacking the nexus from top to bottom.