Begging Can't Be Considered A Crime If Govt Is Not Able To Feed Poor, Says Delhi HC

How can begging be an offence in a country where the government is unable to provide food or jobs, the Delhi high court on Wednesday observed while hearing two PILs seeking to decriminalise begging.

A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar also observed that a person begs only out of “sheer necessity” and not by choice.

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