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Begging In India: To Give or Not To Give

Begging In India TO GIVE OR NOT TO GIVE.... In the previous post , we talked about the beggar mafia in India . We have also taken a deep dive into child begging and arms for alms scandal, but we still don't know how to eradicate begging from our society. In India, beggars are numerous and it  isn't  just the elderly and the sick who beg but children as well. Many of us could easily be tempted to give money to these people or even buy food for them, but the truth of the matter is we would be doing more harm than good. The fact is that many beggars are doing it because they would rather not work and a day of begging can often yield much more in the way of profit. This is only a small part of the problem though. In the case of children, many are conscripted by gangs who use them as a means of lining their own pockets. The children never receive any money, are ill-treated and brutally used in order to make them look more sympathetic to foreigners. Even with gifts like f