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Decriminalising Begging

  Sep 14, 2020

Decriminalising Begging

Q. Why is this in News?

A. Recently, the Ministry of Railways has proposed to decriminalise begging on trains or railway premises and compound the offence of smoking by levying spot fine and dropping all charges/action against the person involved.

Q. What are Current Provision relating to begging ?

A.  Section 144 (2) of the Act holds that if any person begs in any railway carriage or upon a railway station, s/he shall be liable for punishment of either imprisonment for a term that may extend to one year, or with a fine that may extend to Rs. 2,000, or with both.

Beggary

Q. What is Definition of Beggary?

Q. What are Beggary Laws In India?