Mangaluru: The Mosques of Dakshina Kannada have decided to run a campaign across the district to fight drug abuse and addiction. The campaign will be run for 100 days and will include a series of awareness programmes involving all the Masjid Jamaths and committees across the region. This programme was announced during a press meet held in the city on Saturday, December 14.
The focus of the campaign will be on educating the parents, students and the youth on drug abuse and create awareness in every family under each Masjid Jamath’s jurisdiction. The drive will run under the guidance and supervision of Twaqa Ahmed Musliyar and Bekal Ibrahim Musliyar, the two prominent Qazis of the region. The district and city police have offered their full cooperation to this campaign, informed the members of Bearys Valencia, Mangaluru.
During the press meet, the members present, spoke about the rise of drug addiction and peddling cases in the district and informed about their intention to rid the district of the drug menace that has been plaguing the people, especially the youth.
Y Abdullah Kunhi, chancellor, Yenepoya (Deemed to be University), Syed Mohammed Beary, chairman, Bearys Group, Haji Mohammed Haneef, general secretary, Zeenath Baksh Juma Masjid, Mangaluru, Haji B M Mumtaz Ali, general secretary, Karnataka Muslim Jamath, Dakshina Kannada, Haji Golthamajalu Mohammed Hanif, president, Hidaya Foundation, B A Mohammed Ali, member, Karnataka State Food Commission and Riyaz Ahmed Kannur, president, Talent Research Foundation, Mangaluru were present.