Ahead of the US President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump’s India visit, authorities in the city of Hyderabad asked all the beggars to leave the city street and take shelter in Anand Ashrams (special homes). The movement came into the limelight when volunteers noticed an Indian-American woman among the beggars on street.
According to the volunteers associated with the beggar-removal drive, the 44-year-old is a U.S. green card holder and she became a beggar after her relatives refused to give her the share of the ancestral property. They also found 50-year-old woman, who is a MBA degree holder begging on the street of Hyderabad and both were sent to Anand Ashram.
Authorities said that the 50-year-old woman worked as an accountant in London. After losing her husband, she returned to India and started begging on the street on the advice of a godman. Authorities later came to know that her son is an architect and currently residing in the US.
The officials said that volunteers have identified as many as 30 beggars on the streets of Hyderabad and successfully shifted to the special homes. They added that officials talked to both the NRI woman and convinced them not to beg further, after which they were handed over to their relatives.
Telangana Police and Prisons Departments have already nabbed 235 male beggars and 130 female beggars and all of them were sent to different ‘special homes’. The operation was undertaken to make the city of Hyderabad beggar-free.
The movement was initiated after authorities came to know that the daughter of US President Donald Trump is going to visit the city on November 28. However, authorities hinted the movement will continue even after the departure of Ivanka Trump.