Begging prohibited in Hyderabad ahead of Ivanka Trump's visit

Begging prohibited in Hyderabad ahead of Ivanka Trump's visit

The Hyderabad Police has prohibited begging on the city's roads, saying it causes nuisance and danger to vehicular traffic and pedestrians.

The order comes ahead of the three-day eighth annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) 2017, to be held here from November 28, which is likely to be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump.

In a notification issued on Tuesday, Hyderabad Police Commissioner M Mahendar Reddy said begging was causing nuisance, obstruction to free movement, danger to vehicular traffic and pedestrians and affecting the public order.

As per the notification, begging alms has been prohibited in public places and on the city's main road junctions for two months, from Wednesday morning till January 7, 2018.

Any person violating the order shall be liable for punishment under IPC Section 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant), and relevant provisions of The Hyderabad City Police Act, The Telangana Prevention of Begging Act and The Juvenile Justice Act, 2000, the notification said.  

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