In a bid to curb the alleged nuisance caused to the public and the vehicular traffic at the main road junctions caused by those begging for alms, the Hyderabad City Police Commissioner imposed a notice on the ban on begging. The ban has been imposed for two months, beginning today at 6, in the morning.
The Hyderabad City Commissioner of Police M Mahendar Reddy stated that the notice has been issued after taking into consideration, the hardships faced in smooth movement on the roads. They hinder the movement of vehicles and pedestrians. Their “indecent and awkward of begging” causes a problem for daily commuters.
The notice, according to a report by the Zee News read, “It has come to my notice through the public that many beggars are begging for alms in an indecent manner. They are also employing children and handicapped persons to solicit or receive alms at the main junctions of the roads. Such acts are causing annoyance and awkwardness by exposing in an indecent manner to divert the attention of the vehicular traffic as well as the pedestrians and public, in general, to induce them to give alms. These acts are dangerous to the safety of the vehicular traffic and public in general.”
The notice further stated, “In exercise of the powers conferred upon me under the Section 144 of criminal procedure code 1973, I, M Mahendar Reddy, Commissioner of Police, Hyderabad City, do hereby make this ex parte written order and notify the same to the general public prohibiting begging alms and also employing children and handicapped in begging alms in public places and at the main road junctions in the city of Hyderabad.”
The notice also stated that any person who is found to be violating the notice shall be liable for punishment under Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code and as per the provisions of Hyderabad City Police Act, 1348 Fasli, TS preventions of Begging Act 1977 and J.J aCT 2000.
The order has been made effective from today, 6 AM in the morning. The order shall remain effective for a period of two months, that is, 6 AM 1 January 2018, unless it is withdrawn earlier.
It was in this background the commissioner said that is desirable to take speedy and immediate steps to prevent such acts of begging. A similar situation prevailed in the city when the US President Bill Clinton had come to India. The then Municipal officers had started shifting the beggars from their usual junctions.
Begging is one of the most serious social issues in India. In spite of development and economic growth, India is a poverty-ridden country which is leading to the growth of beggars in the country. Begging in India also works as a scam. It has become a big racket in the country and functions like any other profession. The Logical Indian community upholds the decision of the City Police Commissioner to prohibit beggars in the city. This move will ensure that the vehicles and pedestrians on the roads do not face any hardship while they commute.
Source of news : Thelogicalindian