NEWS: SC issues Notice on Plea for Rehabilitation of Beggars

By Legal Wires 2 Minutes Read

The Supreme Court issued notice to Central and Delhi governments on a petition seeking vaccination and rehabilitation of homeless and beggars during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The notice was issued on a petition filed by one Kush Kalra, which sought a rehabilitation plan for such persons and highlighted the threat of Covid-19 spread due to lack of vaccination and medical facilities.

The Bench comprising of Justices DY Chandrachud and MR Shah.

“We cannot grant the prayer to restrain them from begging, this is a socio-economic problem. As Supreme Court, we will not take an elitist view,” said Justice Chandrachud.

“Please do not press the prayer to restrain beggars from begging,” Justice Shah.

The court agreed to issue notice on the second prayer in the petition seeking rehabilitation and vaccination for beggars. However, the bench directed the petitioner to carry out amendments in the petition, as one of the prayers in the petition was to restrain beggars from begging in view of Covid-19.

The court remarked that begging is a socio-economic problem and the court will not pass any directions to restrain beggars. The further court asked the Solicitor General to assist in the matter which will now be heard after two weeks.

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