1. Two women beggars stun Hyderabad cops ahead of Ivanka Trump visit; one had worked in UK, other has US green card

Two women beggars stun Hyderabad cops ahead of Ivanka Trump visit; one had worked in UK, other has US green card

Ahead of US President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump's visit to attend the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Hyderabad, the city police are trying hard to remove all beggars from the streets of the city to rehabilitation centres.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: November 21, 2017 11:30 PM
(Source: PTI)

Ahead of US President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump’s visit to attend the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Hyderabad, the city police are trying hard to remove all beggars from the streets of the city to rehabilitation centres. However, this ‘clean-up drive’ has been giving regular shocks to the police department. In the latest one, the Hyderabad Police found two educated and well-off women begging on the streets. Several women beggars from a dargah or shrine for a Muslim religious figure at Langar Houz on the outskirts of Hyderabad were brought to Ananda Ashram at Cherlapalli jail on November 11 after the police declared begging as an offence and banned people from seeking alms on the city’s streets for two months. Among them, two women named Farzana and Rabiya Baseera took the cops by surprise, when they started speaking in fluent English and even argued with them when they were being shifted.

While Farzana, who was caught begging near a shrine, has an MBA and had worked as an accounts officer in London, Rabiya Baseera, who fought with the cops at the rehab centre is a US green card holder and owns property in the city. According to Farzana’s son, she apparently took to begging at the Dargah on the directions of a godman who said that it will remove the bad luck from her life. Based on her son’s affidavit, Farzana has been released by police. Farzana, a 50-year-old, owns a luxury apartment in Hyderabad and her son, is an architect in the US. The other woman Rabiya was forced to beg after she was cheated by her relatives who took away her possessions. She was well-settled and owned properties in the city. But a few of her relatives cheated her out of her wealth. After she was caught begging, some of her relatives gave us a declaration that they would take care of her and took her with them.
Earlier, too, the city police were in for a surprise when five beggars, who were being shifted to the rehabilitation centre gave Rs 20,000 each as their bail amount in one go. It is also notable here that Hyderabad police commissioner M Mahendar Reddy has issued a notification prohibiting begging in the city until January 7, 2018. Ahead of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), for which hundreds of foreign dignitaries are likely to turn up, in the city, authorities are also replacing manholes, repairing roads and giving a fresh coat of paint to the venue in HiTech City.

  1. mark runo
    Nov 23, 2017 at 12:00 am
    Beggers are earning 1500Rs a day on average 1500 30 45000 PM that would be an average income of a doctor or a software employee.Even they get additional benefits such as food and residential facility.Now a day's beggers are using technology they carrying efpos machine ,these beggers are popularly known as high tech beggers which became common in Hyderabad these days.They have mutual understanding amoung themselves they devide their locations and work on roads ,near traffic signals and they won't let anyone come to their counter part.Now because of ivanka they are not comming on roads these day's who is going to pay for them who is going to bear shuch a big loss.I will stand by beggers community and help them to do their normal activities which they use to .HUDA don't have show what hyderabad is but they have to know hyderabad is
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      Ranjit
      Nov 22, 2017 at 3:20 pm
      Its clear and cut begging is a business for many. I always avoid giving a penny to the beggars.
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        Lakshman
        Nov 22, 2017 at 3:00 pm
        When Govt and police can make Hyderabad begger free during visit of Foreign Dignitiries, why cannot they continue the same every day. I will salute to govt and police if they can make our Hyderabad "begger free" every day
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        1. Skrishna
          Nov 22, 2017 at 9:07 am
          Here is a classic case of the curse of "Supers ion"which drives the affected persons do crazy things undreamt of by sane persons. The first one Farzana an MBA and working as an executive in London comes all the way from London to Hyderabad to a Darga to spend her days begging as a penance or keeping a vow -an unbelievable act of humiliation or humility ! No doubt her act does not hurt any other person.But all the same it is inexplicable as a Supers ion or an act of demeaning oneself and suffering mentally a kind of self flagellation or causing violence to self. This deserves to be classified as a mental aberration and worthy of investigations by a psychiatrist and specialists from mental hospitals. This is a classic case of a mental disorder masquerading as beggary. Such cases must be researched and brought under the Laws classified as Antisupers ion Codes.
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            Vimal Sehgal
            Nov 22, 2017 at 9:06 am
            Begging pays. Apparently begging is more lucrative and easier for some than working. Begging is a lucrative business.
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              NP
              Nov 22, 2017 at 1:29 am
              This is it !!! The beggars are well off because they don't have to pay exhorbitant taxes levied by the govt. The taxpayers stand vindicated. The govt. should correct its folly of such exorbitant taxes and raise no tax limit right away !!!
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