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CHILD RIGHT PROTECTION COMMISSION ISSUES INSTRUCTION FOR STRICT COMPLIANCE OF BEGGARY ACT, 1971

Child right protection commission of Punjab today issued instructions to all the district child rights protection officers for the strict compliance of the Punjab Prevention of Beggary Act, 1971 so that inhuman act of begging could be eradicated from the state. Disclosing this here a spokesperson of Child right protection commission Punjab said that Mr. K S Pannu, Secretary Child Rights Commission Punjab has written demi official letter to all the district child rights protection officers in this regard. He said that all concerned district Child right protection officers are directed to made their supervisory area free from child begging.He further said that Punjab State had enacted “The Punjab Prevention of Beggary Act, 1971.” This Act mandates that no begging shall take place in the State. Various provisions have been made in this Act to contain the problem of begging. This Act has clear provision related to child begging. Section 9 of said Act, reads as under “that whoever employs or causes, any person to solicit or receive alms, or whoever, having the custody, charge, care of child, connives at or encourages the employment or the causing of a child to solicit or receive alms or whoever uses another person as an exhibit for the purposes of begging, shall on conviction be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years but which shall not be less than one year.”


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