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Chandigarh Adviser tweets ‘say no to beggars’, rankles netizens

Deepankar Sharda

Press Reporter News Service

Chandigarh, July 26

An enchantment by UT Adviser Manoj Parida on avoiding beggars at visitors gentle factors has apparently not gone down properly with metropolis residents.

Parida at the moment tweeted: “Enchantment to Chandigarh residents to not give cash to beggars at visitors factors. They could possibly be corona spreaders. We will’t jail them since beggary just isn’t against the law. When put in shelter properties they run away to make cash from streets. Merely say No.”

On July 24, Chandigarh Press Reporter had highlighted the presence of beggars at numerous visitors gentle factors and junctions, which is posing a menace to metropolis residents in the course of the pandemic.

Netizens are of the view that Parida’s tweet reveals the lack of the highest administrator to discover a viable answer to the difficulty.

Dalip, a netizen, tweeted: “Why these folks run away from shelter properties if their paperwork are verified on the date of admission.”

Many really feel that the administration ought to take assist from numerous NGOs and the MC. “The Administration ought to provoke a drive to determine the nationality of those beggars. They need to be introduced underneath the MHA’s scheme meant for the welfare of the poor,” mentioned Simar, a trainer.

“Officers ought to provide you with an answer. Not giving cash to beggars gained’t cease them from begging,” tweeted Gurcharan Singh.

Replying to a netizen who prompt that begging within the metropolis was being run by a clandestine organisation, Parida tweeted: “We made a police inquiry into the potential for such gangs working right here. Report mentioned no such gangs had been energetic.” In one of many tweets, he additionally claimed: “The Supreme Courtroom has decriminalised begging.” Nevertheless, alert netizens raised questions on that too.

Rajesh Jogpal, former MC Commisioner, Panchkula, who’s at the moment the Particular Secretary (Residence) Authorities of Haryana, tweeted: “Chandigarh Administration has adopted the Haryana Prevention of Beggary Act 1971 underneath which beggary is against the law in Chandigarh. Town has three licensed establishments for beggars. Positive they’ll’t be jailed however might be put into the licensed establishments.”

Jogpal informed Chandigarh Press Reporter: “Throughout my tenure, we had been capable of management the menace to some extent. We began by giving free meals after which began figuring out dad and mom of youngsters on streets. The youngsters had been despatched to ‘snehalyas’. I don’t know in regards to the present standing, however beforehand, the UT was following the Haryana Prevention Beggary Act 1971. Below the Juvenile Justice Act, dad and mom can’t make their kids beg. The UT police had additionally began operation ‘Muskan’ to determine these teams. These beggars ought to be recognized and be moved to licensed establishments. They need to be taught primary abilities.”

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