Hyderabad, Nov 22: Ahead of US President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump’s visit to attend the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Hyderabad, the city police has prohibited begging on the streets. The beggars in the city are being shifted to rehabilitation centres. During the ‘clean up drive’, two women beggars took Hyderabad police by surprise, when they started speaking in fluent English and confronted when they were being shifted.Also Read - 6-Year-Old Raped, Murdered in Hyderabad, Minister Says Accused Will Be Killed in Encounter
The Hyderabad cops were stunned when they came across two women named Farzana and Rabiya Baseera near a shrine at Langar Houz. It was revealed that Farzana has an MBA and had worked as an accounts officer in London, and Rabiya Baseera is a US green card holder and owns property in the city. Farzana, according to her son, took to begging on the directions of a godman to remove bad luck. She was later released by police. Also Read - International Flights Latest News: Air India Resumes Direct Flight Services From Hyderabad to London Today | Check Complete Schedule Here
Rabiya was forced to beg after she was cheated by her relatives. She was well-settled but some of her relatives took away her possessions. 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, Hyderabad cops were shocked when five beggars, who were being shifted to the rehabilitation centre gave Rs 20,000 each as their bail amount in one go. Also Read - Hyderabad Metro Revises Train Schedule. Check New Timings, Full Schedule
On November 7, Hyderabad Police Commissioner M Mahendar Reddy issued an order banning begging on the city’s roads, saying it causes nuisance and danger to vehicular traffic and pedestrians. As per the notification, begging alms has been prohibited in public places and on the the city’s main road junctions for two months – till January 7, 2018. The drive was linked to the scheduled visit of Ivanka Trump, here for the Global Entrepreneurship Summit starting November 28.
Telangana Prisons Department, in coordination with police and the civic body, has picked up and admitted 235 male beggars and over 130 women beggars to Anand Ashrams (special homes) since October 20 as part of a drive to make Hyderabad a beggar-free city.