Bombay Prevention of Begging Act Current Affairs, GK & News

SMILE-75 Initiative

Under the Smile-75 initiative, Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment has marked 75 Municipal Corporations for comprehensive rehabilitation of person practicing the act of bagging. This initiative has been started as a part of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav. Important facts related to SMILE-75 Initiative include; SMILE stands for “Support for Marginalised Individuals for Livelihood and ..

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Delhi High Court decriminalises begging in the national capital

Delhi High Court has declared 25 sections of Bombay Prevention of Begging Act, 1959 which have been extended to Delhi, as “unconstitutional”. With this, it has struck down legal provision criminalising begging in national capital. The court’s order came on PILs which had sought decriminalisation of begging in capital and beggar by challenging provisions of ..

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