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Last Updated: 10-08-2018 15:09
Exciting news from India. On August 9, 2018 the Delhi High Court gave an order today decriminalizing beggary/ begging and effectively declaring related provisions from the Bombay Prevention of Begging Act, 1959 (Act), as extended to Delhi, unconstitutional! The writ petition was filed by Karnika Sawhney and Harsh Mander, represented in court by Colin Gonsalves, former Executive Director of the Human Rights Law Network.