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Dhaka Mega City Post #12: “Give me some coins, I am hungry. God will bless you.”

The Beggars of Dhaka City:

The seedy Bangladesh capital Dhaka is home to at least 50,000 beggars, according to municipal officials. The numbers are going up every day with more homeless, jobless people flooding into the city. In fact the 50,000 beggars support a much bigger population by providing indirect livelihood. Beggars give a portion of their income to people whosecure a place for them beside a road or under a leafy tree.

The Un-Imposed Law
In April 2009 the government of Bangladesh banned beggars. With a law approved in an open vote, the parliament decided that anyone who asks for charity in public, or displays handicaps or mutilations in order to obtain money, will be punished with three months in prison.

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