Destroy poppy plantation call

IMPHAL, Oct 16
Asserting there is widespread poppy plantations on Kongba Maru Ching (hill), KHUKYO (Khundrakpam Kendra Youths Organisation) has urged the State Government and it agencies to destroy the plantations within a week’s time.
Claiming there is widespread deforestation and poppy plantations taking place on the hill range, KHUKYO in a statement said the Government should destroy the poppy plantations and take up initiatives to save the trees and environment.
If the Government knowingly fails to destroy the plantations, KHUKYO will take it as if the Government has its hands in cultivating the poppies, it said. KHUKYO along with people will destroy the plantations to save the youth and future generations from drug trafficking and abuse, it said, giving the Government one week to destroy the plantation.