It is a common habit to encounter swarms of beggars under different cloaks at different places. It happens daily whenever we commute, park or stop on a signal. The Roadside Beggary Mafia is Increasing in Lahore and Action Must be Taken.
They utter almost same grandiloquence sentences to everyone that cringed deep. But it has been observed for that these hordes are multiplied over time, that is alarming. The most tragic element behind the begging cult is that poverty and disability are mostly delusional.
The Roadside Beggary Mafia is Increasing in Lahore
· Beggars with appealing posters
It is very common to view ladies in veil holding posters in their hands, on which their pitiful needs are narrated. They usually do not accept coins and tiny amounts and keep on knocking your window panes unless and until their claim is accepted by a reasonable amount.
This type of begging culture is developed over the last decade. These ba-purda beggars hold a crying baby too that makes their condition more sympathetic. Usually, they are working for a mafia. That gives them the opportunity to pick and drop on the allotted spot. We are not stone-hearted but these beggars are more greedy than needy. They demand money and if you offer them to work as Maasi they completely refuse by abusing and cursing.
· Innocent little children in rags
Children of all ages are spread in throngs all over Lahore. Sometimes they are selling flowers, tiny objects like keychains, balloons and many more things. But the misfortune behind their hard work is, they are always getting ready to accept money without selling their merchandise. They always ask money for food and medicine, but whenever you will give them food or take them to the pharmacy they run away. On each square of Lahore, a big fat mom-type women sit there for collection from these kids. The government should take notice on humanitarian grounds for these little angels.
· Disable and Cripple Beggars
This class of beggars is heart-wrenching and we can not move without giving them. But with the passage of time, you will be convinced to think that why they are always there on the same spot each time. Why beggary is the only solution to make ends meet? Crippled beggars are always ready to switch from DOA to BUD DOA, that’s why people avoid making them angry.
· The most modern form of beggars, SHE-MALES
If we peep back in the years of 1995 to 2005, she-males are always at your door, when a KAKA or KAKI born, before eid for eidi or for any happy occasion like shadi. They dance and clap to rejoice the dwellers. That was peaceful and innocent time but due to the massive technology, no room left for them to play their role of celebration.
Many fake personalities in flashy colours with painted faces are moving around the cars on signals for money. The government should design rehabilitation programs for them. The particular class should be given opportunities to get the education and acquire the skill to earn their livelihood and to be the responsible and resourceful citizen of Pakistan.
Now it is up to the government of Pakistan to control beggary that is controlled by professional hands. Their presence should be discouraged by “ NO BEGGING ALLOWED”. Offer them to work by strictly down casting them to use a shortcut of begging.