|Posted on June 8, 2012 at 8:05 AM|
THE MENACE OF BEGGARS IN CAPITAL COMPLEX OF ARUNACHAL PRADESH (INDIA)
The unabated incursion of beggars in twin Capital complex of Itanagar and Naharlagun in Arunachal Pradesh has made the life of local populace quite difficult even as there is no immediate end to their entry into this twin capital city. The beggars seem to come from neighbouring state of Assam and from other parts of the country under a well planned strategy not only to fleece but also to commit petty crimes. While the common people are worried over this alarming influx, the authority has adopted an Ostrich like attitude.
The continuous migration of beggars from different pockets of the country has made the common man's life in Capital complex problematic. The people living in here feel vulnerable in their own houses because of migrant beggars.
During the last 1-2 years, many beggars have been coming into the capital complex and most of them have started settling here illegally. The irritating behaviour of these beggars has disturbed the normal life of people to a great extent. These beggars are not only begging in a normal manner but force people to part with some money to end irritation.
Nowadays the migrating beggars are roaming everywhere without any restriction. Whether it is a footpath, vehicle parking, government hospital, shopping complex/market, every common person has to face these beggars.
The immeasurable presence of migrant beggars in capital complex might be one of the causes of increasing graph of crime in the capital complex. There are numerous such cases in which the migrant beggars cause problems. Initially the beggars make their entry into a house asking for alms but whenever they find people alone they never lose the opportunity to rob the family.
Moreover, the non-hygienic living pattern of migrant beggars may cause the spread of communicable and infectious diseases. Wherever the migrant beggars get settled, the atmosphere of that area gets duly polluted by the waste.
Whatsoever the concerned authorities are doing but the increasing menace is indicating that if the concerned authorities does not take strict steps against this problem, then the day is not far, when the whole of Capital complex will get overcrowded by migrant beggars and the paradise will turns into a slum. However, expectation is still high on the Capital complex administration that it will take immediate steps in the same line of Deputy Commissioner of Dimapur district of Nagaland Maongwati Aier who has ordered the beggars to leave Dimapur within a week's time. Our state and its people have no culture of begging and such practice should completely discourage at all.