Drugs will never go away, just like prostitution: Somy Ali writes an open letter to Aryan Khan’s accusers

Sugandh chetry
Sugandh chetry

Actress Somy Ali has come out in support of Aryan Khan. Who is in arrest by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB). Following the Cordelia Cruises drug bust off the coast of Mumbai on October 2? In an open letter to the accusers of Aryan Khan, Somy asks some tough questions. She also opens up about how she tried weed due to peer pressure. Somy states that Aryan Khan is accusing and extensively troll on social media. Solely because he is the son of Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Khan.

Somy send her open letter to IndiaToday.in, which is publish as follows

Until the mid-19th century, nature’s pharmaceuticals were all that was available to relieve man’s pain and suffering. The first synthetic drug, chloral hydrate, was discovered in 1869 and introduced as a sedative-hypnotic. It is still available today in some countries.

If you are an educated, worldly individual who believes in statistics. Your intellect will guide you to learn that drugs will never go away, just like prostitution. I have always been a proponent of decriminalising both for this very reason. Law enforcement has not been a deterrent when it comes to drugs or prostitution. And I am making this analogy intentionally because both are easily accessible.

Please let me be very clear that I do not condone drug usage use. However, I am not naïve enough to not know that millions of teenagers, young men and women, and anyone who desires to do so will and does engage in recreational drugs. I can’t control them and nor will I judge them when it comes to recreational drugs.

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Humans engage in drugs for many reasons: One to simply have a good time, which the youth does universally, and another is to self-medicate some deep, dark pain a person might be experiencing and has not found the courage to seek psychiatric help for.

I have no shame or qualms in admitting that at the age of 15, while I was in the US, I, due to peer pressure, tried weed with a bunch of high-school friends to look cool and to fit in. But soon, I realised it was not for me. Then once again in Bangalore, during a shoot with late Divya Bharti, we both engaged in weed. And that was literally the last time I did any sort of recreational drug.

But, this is not about my drug history, this is about a 23-year-old young man who is being dragged through the mud solely because he is the son of significantly famous parents. I will admit that I can’t make a case on anyone’s innocence or guilt, because I do not have facts or enough evidence to announce my own personal verdict as I am neither a Judge nor a Jury in the literal sense.

But I will say this, Aryan and other young men and women of his age will experiment with drugs as that is simply called being a young adult or human. At the risk of haters and trolls, who I deem to be miserable beings by putting others down where their own lives are incomplete shambles, I feel nothing but sad for Aryan. I feel pain for his parents as I can’t begin to imagine what they must be enduring having their son dragged in this mess.

Whether he was at the wrong place at the wrong time, or whether he did try drugs. Who gives a damn? Law enforcement is not a deterrent when it comes to drugs. They are throwing this young man under the bus to distract him from their inadequacies and lack of doing actual police work. Case in point Sakinaka case.

We have been fighting a war on drugs in the US since 1971 and yet today, as I reside in Miami, Florida, if I wanted drugs, I could obtain them in a matter of minutes. They are everywhere – whether it’s a street corner, a high-end restaurant, a nightclub, or a known disreputable area where the rich or anyone else goes to purchase them.

Thus, in conclusion, my personal verdict is to let Aryan go back home to his parents. Again, we are humans, and we will continue to make mistakes or end up in sticky situations. Where we have no clue what the outcome would be. My thoughts and prayers are with Shah Rukh and Gauri. And, of course, Aryan. May justice be served if corrupt law enforcement finds better ways to hide their inefficiencies.

Apart from Somy, many celebrities, including Hrithik Roshan. Hansal Mehta and Raveena Tandon have come out in support of Shah Rukh Khan and Aryan. As reported earlier, Aryan Khan’s bail plea was rejected on October 8. And he was sent to Arthur Road jail in Mumbai.

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