Punjab’s Growing Drug Problem

punjab_map.jpgThe following video, from the BBC, shows a sad reality of the growing drug problem in Punjab.  High unemployment rates have inevitably contributed to this problem.  While the video only highlights Punjabi men, it is well known that young Punjabi women are also suffering from this addiction.  I can’t embed the video, so please click here to view it.

There is growing concern in India about the rapid rise in drug addiction cases in Punjab, one of the country’s wealthiest states.

The main university in the region has claimed that 70% of young Punjabi men are hooked on drugs or alcohol.

The problem is at its worst along the border with Pakistan where heroin originating from Afghanistan is smuggled into the country.

The BBC’s Mark Dummett reports from Amritsar.

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6 Responses to “Punjab’s Growing Drug Problem”

  1. Anonymous says:

    For all the boys and girls in Punjab

    They will put snatch away your "HOPE" for a better tommorow with

    1) under "Debt"

    2) On "Drugs"

    3) with "AIDS"

    4) Uranium in your water

    5) Make you leave Punjab to live life of as a SLAVE

    6) Make you kill your girls ( Your future mother ,wives sisters )

    Dont give up hope even then for as said by great minds

    ~ If you lose hope, somehow you lose the vitality that keeps life moving, you lose that courage to be, that quality that helps you go on in spite of it all. And so today I still have a dream. ~

    Martin Luther King, jr.

    ~ True hope dwells on the possible, even when life seems to be a plot written by someone who wants to see how much adversity we can overcome True hope responds to the real world, to real life; it is an active effort ~

    Walter Anderson

    BE "CHADI KALA" and one day we shall see


  2. Simran says:

    Khalsa ji,

    What is our role on an individual level? I lost a young 29 years old friend from a well-to-do, educated family to drug over-does in Chandigarh in December 2010.
    I just found out that there are 155 milllion Sikhs not 22 million because we are ignoring Sikhligar Sikhs who are our historical blood. Are our resources invested properly in marble, gold domes, SGPC election budgets?

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  4. nod32 Keys says:

    it is well known that young Punjabi women are also suffering from this addiction.

  5. Julieann says:

    I dont think Ive read anything like this before. So good to find somebody with some original thoughts on this subject. nice one for starting this up. This site is something that is needed on the web, someone with a little originality. Good job for bringing something new to the internet!

  6. Monty says:

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