Come up with plan to rehabilitate beggars: BJP tells AAP govt
The Delhi High Court today decriminalized begging in the national capital, saying provisions penalizing the act were unconstitutional and deserved to be struck down.
The opposition BJP today dubbed the High Court's order decriminalizing begging in the national capital a "double-edged sword" and asked the Delhi government to come up with a plan to rehabilitate beggars.
The court also said the state is at liberty to bring in alternative legislation to curb any racket of forced begging after undertaking an empirical examination on the sociological and economic aspect of the matter.
The Centre and the AAP government had in October 2016 told the court that the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment had drafted a bill to decriminalize begging and rehabilitate beggars and homeless people. But the proposal to amend the legislation was later dropped.
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