Thursday, 12 July 2012

Rave a New Rage..!!

Blaring music amidst the cacophony of skimpily dressed girls, patrons getting drunk, inhaling substance, injecting syringes and dancing to the tune of Dum Maaro Dum seems to be the perfect setup for a bollywood movie. Reel life scenes now made real as Rave Parties are turning into a wild rage with several lives falling prey to fatal drugs. 
It is a well known fact that RAVE PARTY culture is spreading alarmingly in the big cities of our country.


Basically,rave is an electronic music dance party that lasts all night. Featuring DJs or live music performers. Raves usually take place in dark rooms filled with laser lights and strobes.
These parties originated in Rome nearly 2500 years ago when Roman men of means partied with women slave and mistresses. It was not a simple party as at this party all the participants consumed intoxicating drugs and wine. The idea was to really enjoy the party and make sex in exotic manners as the slaves and mistresses frequently exchanged partners for sex and involved all inhuman forms.The term is derived from the Jamaican word for party, rave, However the true rave parties didn't begin until the 80s era in India.
Statistics suggest 70 to 73% of drug abusers are youth (16 to 35 years of age).There are currently approximately 3 million drug addicts in India, therefore the number of youth who regularly use drugs is just over 2 million. Drugs like methamphetamines and hallucinogens do rounds in such parties. The use of date rape drugs, like the infamous Ketamines have increased drastically. 

Experts say:

"When asked teens why they use drugs, the answers varies from rebellion, boredom, to relax and simply just to experience it. Many agreed that after wanting to just try it, they liked the feeling and decided to continue using" said Ashley Narducci an activist for Anti Drug Abuse.
These drugs are banned as they dull the senses and a man or woman is not aware of his or her actions once under the influence of these drugs.Such narcotic drugs are not only banned in India but in the USA and Europe as well, said she.

Legal experts, who has handled numerous rave party cases, said the real culprits, the peddlars go loose and are never caught against whom conviction can be secured.
“The guests are mostly consumers of the contraband. They are charged under section 8 (c) of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act (NDPS) Act, which is slapped on those found with a minimal quantity of contraband with the maximum punishment of six months imprisonment,” said advocate Shekhar Bhandary, an expert in handling cases under the NDPS Act.   
The Infamous Oakwood Raid.

As many as 44 out of 92 people rounded up during a high-profile rave party at Oakwood Premier Hotel in Juhu on May 20 have tested positive for drugs.
Police received samples for 46 of the 92 people, who attended the ‘sundown’ party. 44 of 46 males tested positive for drugs consumption.
Since party-goers are not accused of possessing ‘commercial quantity of drugs’, they would get bail after such arrests.
All those who tested +ve will later apply for drug rehabilitation in a government hospital as per section 64 (A) of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act.
2 persons who tested negative for drugs are Ramayan director and Bolywood biggie Ramanand Sagar's grandson Amrit and film financier Harish Sughand's son Rahul. Out of the 44, who tested positive, 27 had consumed cannabis, one had MDMA (better known as ‘Ecstasy’, a drug usually taken in a pill form), while 16 had consumed MDMA along with cannabis.

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