What is the beggary act? What changes after the Delhi High Court verdict

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On August 8, 2018, the Delhi High Court delivered a landmark judgement that decriminalised begging in the national capital. The HC bench that consisted of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar said that the penal provisions in the law were unconstitutional and deserved to be struck down. The court observed that the Bombay Prevention of Begging …