Himachal’s Status as a Peaceful State Eroding
It seems that there is no administration in Himachal because problems of common people are increasing even as the government has completed its two years in office. The government is apparently busy in settling scores with opponents leaving common people at their own. The government’s preparedness was exposed in the first snowfall of the season as electricity and water supplies were badly affected. In addition, the government instructed tourists not to reach famous tourists destinations of Kullu and Manali. The Met Department’s predictions are nearly correct but it is carelessness on the part of administration if it fails to put disaster management system in place. Another area of concern is increasing number of road accidents that have claimed numerous lives besides rendering others handicapped. The society and administration need to take corrective steps to keepyouths away from drugs as its large quantities have been seized across the state. The slow poison is dangerously engulfing the young generation in its grip and even school students are falling prey to this potential danger. Trafficking and consumption of drugs is continuously on the rise thus posing a threat to the Himachali youths. The situation has assumed an alarming proportion that seizure of small quantities of drugs is of little impact. Younger generation in this hilly state will meet the same fate that has been witnessed in neighbouring Punjab state if corrective steps are not taken timely. The role of politicians is also coming to the fore in this illegal trade. Increasing number of crime activities reflect that Himachal is slowly losing its status as a peaceful state. It will soon be considered in the category of other notorious states if the government and society don’t work collectively to check such evils. Himachal is also known for its unique culture and tradition but the same has also been attacked. Though there were some achievements also in the last year but we have to accept the challenges posed by the happening witnessed in the year gone by.