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Poppy/ganja plantation and Christianity

Ayo Kasar *

 Poppy plantation destroyed at Chandel on 17 Feb 2015
oppy plantation destroyed at Chandel on 17 Feb 2015 :: Pix - Shankar Khangembam



In Manipur, large quantity of drugs are seized/recovered every day from different places by police and other security forces since last 2/3 years.

The 1st place where drugs were manufactured was “Golden Triangle” located between Laos and Thailand and soon its kind first entered the State of Manipur in the first part of 1960.

On hearing about this, people were so scared and even hesitated sitting together by the side of the drug users or addicts.

But now, Manipur among the North East States has become the second “Golden Triangle”, because poppy plantation is now widespread in Manipur.

Why so abundance of drugs in Manipur ?

The answer can be given by a boy either from Ukhrul or Senapati or Churachandpur easily because poppy plantation and manufacturing are only done in hill districts where Godfearing people dominate having big, big Churches built up on the top of the villages having white cross showing “This is the house of God”.

Shame ! shame in the eyes of the world. Do you not even once remember the speech of Rev Dr Tuishem Shishak who shouted in a Church saying “God will never accept your tithes of Ganja”.

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, let us always keep in mind the Words of God, quote:- “No one can serve two masters, either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other”- Mathew 6:24 Unquote:-.

Dear Christian fellows, remember one day or the other we shall stand before God and He will exhibit everything, all that we have done, either good or bad and accordingly be put to judgement.

Recovery of such huge quantity of drugs are reported daily and handsome rewards are given to the police officers and other forces concerned.

But people are murmuring among themselves the since last many years “we have not heard major punishment awarded to such offenders inspite of recovery or seizure of such large quantity of drugs.”

We have come across in the daily media that quote Singapore highest Court has upheld the death sentence of two India origin men convicted of conspiring to traffic only 1.3 kilograms of Cannabis in March, 2016 according to media report in The Sangai Express dated Nov. 28, 2021.

Unquote:- In Manipur, a Jeepload of drugs in soap cases were seized but not awarded any terrible punishment in Manipur.

Thus the question is to whom should the blame go to other than the depts concerned.


* Ayo Kasar wrote this article for The Sangai Express
This article was webcasted on July 25 2022.



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