Assam: Mosque committee asks people not to join burial for those addicted to drugs

A mosque committee in the Nagaon district has decided not to join the burial for those addicted to drugs or involved in the drugs trade.

In a bid to tackle the drug menace, the executive body of Juria Udmari Balugutia Jame Mosque and Juria Colony Jalah Anchalik Kabristan Committee has taken this decision.

Meanwhile, in the illegal drug trade, several youths in their locality are involved and many children have become addicted to drugs.

Imran Hussain, president of Juria Colony Jalah Anchalik Kabristan Committee said, “On many occasions we appealed to people, youths of our locality who are involved in the illegal drugs trade or addicted to drugs, to give up drugs, but they didn’t listen to our appeal. Police arrested them, but a few months later they came out on bail. Now we have decided that we will not perform Janaza for such people who are addicted to drugs or involved in the illegal drugs trade and passed away. We want to send a message to our society that we, give up drugs and do good work. We want that, drug menace should be ended in our society.”

Moreover, a similar decision has been taken by the executive body of Juria Udmari Balugutia Jame Mosque.

Fazlul Hoque Maral, president of Juria Udmari Balugutia Jame Mosque Committee said, “When a person addicted to drugs or involved in the illegal drugs trade passes away, our Mosque committee will not make a public announcement of that person’s demise. During the executive body meeting, we have also decided that the Mosque committee will not provide the Janaza carrier and no Imam will perform the Janaza Namaz for such a person.”

However, under the leadership of Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma a war against drugs has been launched by the Assam Government and since May 2021 more than Rs 900 crore were seized.

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