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12:00 AM, August 10, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, August 10, 2018

Begging not a crime, rules New Delhi court

A court in New Delhi has struck down a law that made begging in the Indian capital a crime, a major victory for campaigners who have long argued that the legislation was being used to harass and intimidate the homeless and the poor. In an order on Wednesday, the Delhi High Court declared several provisions of the legislation to be unconstitutional.

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