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Court decriminalizes begging – says being poor not a crime

In a landmark judgement, the Delhi High Court on Wednesday struck down as unconstitutional certain provisions of a law that criminalized all forms of begging. In a case filed in 2009 by social activists Harsh Mander and Karnika Sawhney, a bench of justices Gita Mittal and Hari Shankar struck down provisions of the Bombay Prevention of […]

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