Begging in public places is an eyesore that is difficult to eradicate and the authorities in Telangana are realizing it the hard way. Weeks after they rounded up and removed hundreds of beggars from the streets in the run up to Ivanka Trump’s visit to the state capital, people seeking alms are back in business.
“Now, only 10 female beggars are left with us in the Cherlapalli shelter. In the Chanchalguda shelter, only 30 beggars are left. All the remaining left the within no time,” K Arjun Rao, superintendent of the Cherlapalli open air jail and in-charge of the Anand Ashram shelters that housed the beggars within the Cherlapalli and Chanchalguda jail premises ahead of Trump’s visit, said