Tuesday, November 08, 2005

SAARC Summit: No More Beggars in Dhaka

It's interesting news item that's been neglected by most of the news outlets in Bangladesh that on the eve of the SAARC Summit in Dhaka, Bangladesh Government has tried to physically remove all the beggars from Dhaka city streets until November 14th. Dhaka city has become off limit to beggars as they may cause embarrassment and security concern in front of the foreign dignitaries. Police force has actively worked to apprehend most beggars that range from 27,000 to 100,000. Their presence in the capital city will definitely undermine the SAARC agenda for poverty alleviation in South Asian countries!!! Read the rest from a Bangla newspaper coverage:

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