Sunday , April 21 2019

Begging banned in Hyderabad

This move is also anticipated to prevent young children from being exploited by organized begging gangs.


Hyderabad: Any individual found begging on the streets is accountable to be accused under Section 188 of the IPC for defiance of an order properly promulgated by a public servant and under comestibles of the Telangana State Prevention of Begging Act of 1977 that involves a jail sentence.

These orders have been dispensed weeks afore the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in which numerous hundreds of delegates from through the globe are predictable to contribute. They will be forced for a period of two months and are predictable to bring certain much-needed respite to the residents of the city who are harassed by beggars at parks, traffic junctions, cinema halls and public places.

This move is also predictable to prevent young kids from being exploited by organized begging gangs.

The police department will appeal provisions of the Juvenile Justice Act of 2000 against women who bring infants with them while looking for alms.

Beggars pose big problem to traffic

The authorized notification states, “It has originated to my notice, over the public that several beggars are begging for offerings in a rude manner. They are even employing kids and handicapped persons to ask or receive alms at the major junctions.

“Such acts are instigating annoyance and clumsiness by exposing in an indecent way to divert the attention of the vehicular traffic, as well as walkers and the public in general, to make them to give alms.”

It more states that such acts might dangerous to the public in general. Though indecent and awkward activities source nuisance, annoyance, discomfiture, the obstacle of the free movement of vehicular traffic is a threat to motorists as well as pedestrians. The Balala Hakkula Sangham has greeted these orders.

As per an inspection conducted by voluntary organizations, there are around 14,000 beggars in the city, 1500 of whom are kids.

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