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Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources. Issues relating to poverty and hunger.
2. Recently, the J and K high court decriminalised beggary in the state. Discuss beggary as a social issue, and critically examine if it should be decriminalised across the country.(250 Words)
Why this question:
The question is in the backdrop of the J and K high court having decriminalised beggary in the state.
Key demand of the question:
One must discuss beggary as a social issue, and critically examine if it should be decriminalised across the country.
Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.
Structure of the answer:
Briefly describe what constitutes begging.
Discuss beggary as a social issue in India.
List the legal provisions in Indian constitution regarding beggary.
Explain why did J&K high court decriminalize beggary in the state; present reasons and Critically examine the same.
Examine if beggary should be decriminalized across India.
Conclude with way forward.