Understanding the NDPS Act
Udta Punjab may have told a fictional story, but the problem of drug abuse and resultant incarceration in Punjab is very real.
The Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act (NDPS Act), 1985, is an Act of the Parliament of India that prohibits a person to produce, possess, sell, purchase, transport, store or consume any narcotic drug or psychotropic substance.
Neha Singhal, Senior Resident Fellow at Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy spoke to us about the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985, why it is failing, and the ground realities behind its enforcement.
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