Persons seeking alms in Srinagar to be arrestedtext_fields
Srinagar: People found soliciting alms at public places in Jammu and Kashmir's summer capital will be immediately arrested, it was ordered on Wednesday.
Srinagar District Magistrare Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, exercising powers under the Jammu and Kashmir Prevention of Beggary Act, ordered immediate arrest of persons found soliciting alms in public as well as action against those exhibiting sores/wounds/ injuries/deformities/disease with the object of obtaining or extorting alms.
Police have been directed to ensure strict compliance of the order.
Begging at public places has become a nuisance in summer Srinagar, especially during the summer months, as beggars from outside the state come here to solicit alms.