Centre to enact law for banning hookah joints: Ahir

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 10 Oct 2017 09:14:50


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Hansaraj Ahir blames neighbouring countries for spreading drug menace in India

Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Hansaraj Ahir on Monday informed that Union government would enact a law soon to ban hookah joints across the country. “Gujarat government has sent a proposal in this regard and the Centre would seek opinion of other States in this regard before taking the final decision.

Ahir who represents Chandrapur constituency on Monday conducted a meeting of Narcotics Control Bureau, Western Region, and law enforcement agencies and took review of measures to curb drug trafficking. He also interacted with the Principals of schools and representatives of NGOs during the meeting. The menace of hookah joints is wide-spread in metro cities since last decade and since police does not have legal powers to book the owner of the joints.

Showing trust in police, Ahir said, the cops are initiating action against the hookah bars. Once the law would be enacted the action would be stern and firm, he stated.
Blaming neighboring countries for pushing narcotics in India, Ahir claimed, these countries are responsible for menace in Punjab. The Centre will not leave any stone unturned to make the country drug-free.

Insecticide deaths: Kin of deceased to get Rs 4 lakh compensation

On the issue of compensation to farm helps who died of inhaling toxic insecticide fumes, Union MoS Home Hansaraj Ahir claimed, the Centre would sanction Rs two lakh each to kin of farmers in farmlands of Yavatmal district. This aid money would be added in the State Government’s compensation worth Rs 2 lakh. As the victim of lightning gets Rs four lakh aid the Government is considering the proposal to sanction compensation of Rs four lakh to the farmers,” said Ahir.
He also warned of stern action against pesticide companies and added that a pump made in Taiwan might be the reason of the deaths as the pipe of the pump is short due to which after spraying the fumes got inhaled.

Rohingyas’ to be deported

Commenting on the burning issue of Rohingya refugees, the MoS Home stated that Rohingyas could not enter the country due to NDA Government's precautionary measures. “Around 50,000 Rohingyas had taken shelter in the India in the year 2013 when UPA was in power. Now these refugees would be deported to maintain sovereignty of nation.
Joint Commissioner of Police Shivajirao Bodkhe and others were present at the press meet.