People getting high bring India to a new low2 min read . Updated: 29 Jan 2015, 01:14 PM IST
There's an increase in the number of prisoners and undertrials for drug offences and drug-related suicides in India even as drug seizures go up
Despite harsh punitive measures prescribed under law, drug offences have failed to reduce in India. Data from the ministry of social justice and empowerment show that there are over 3 million victims of various kinds of drug use in India, excluding alcohol dependents, out of the 243 million drug users in the world in 2012.
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