Begging as Human Right vis-a-vis International Perspective

  • Ishita
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  • Ishita

    Student at Rayat College of Law, Railmajra (Affiliated to Panjab University, Chandigarh), India

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Does anyone want to wake up in the morning, and beg for their life? Does anyone want to choose a life of uncertainty, where they don’t know whether they will get anything to eat or not? Every person has the right to live with dignity, but does any person want to leave this dignity and open their hands in front of strangers for their survival? Begging is a social problem and the root of many other crimes. Countries use a weapon of criminalizing to eradicate begging but whether it is right or not? As every person has a right to live, whether begging can come under the right to life or not? People who beg do not have any other option for their survival. In this paper, I discuss whether we can declare begging as a human right and what are the international view on begging. With this, I discuss the different strategies countries adopted to eradicate begging followed by the recommendations.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 1, Page 1084 - 1094


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